Local Red Cross volunteers leave for Sandy

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- About a dozen volunteers with Greensboro's Heart of Carolina Red Cross have packed up and headed to several locations to help prepare for Hurricane Sandy.

Six volunteers have been sent to the areas including Delaware, New Jersey and parts of North Carolina.

Another half dozen have headed to Watauga County with two emergency response vehicles as they anticipate problematic snow this week resulting from Sandy.

The volunteers are supporting shelter staff and preparing meals.

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In the video above, Melanie McDonough talks about needed monetary and blood donations, as well as the Red Cross' Hurricane app that helps people keep up with loved ones in Sandy's path.