Two American Red Cross volunteers from the Quad Cities are headed to Portland, Oregon to help people affected by the wildfires that have already consumed more than a million acres.
David Boyles and Bill Elenitsky left Sunday morning in a Red Cross emergency response vehicle.
KWQC-TV 6 reports they are joining 52 volunteers from the Illinois region who are currently deployed to help with disasters across the country, including Texas, Louisiana, and Oregon.
The Red Cross says a total of four emergency response vehicles from the region have been deployed so far. Those vehicles will help with disaster relief efforts to mobilize various supplies.
American Red Cross has mobilized more than 2,000 volunteers to assist communities that have been impacted.