Former NBC26 anchor helping the Carolinas

Posted: 6:40 PM, Sep 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-15 19:40:04-04

NBC26 spoke with our former anchor Holly Baker who is in Durham, NC with the American Red Cross.

She arrived on Wednesday before the storm hit Friday.

She said there's been heavy rainfall and strong winds.

She said Durham didn't get the brunt of the storm, but she has traveled to areas facing stronger impacts like Greenville.

"Just in some of the shelters, the stories that you hear from people are amazing. We met people who evacuated from the coast, and they found shelter further inland. And we met people who had gone through Hurricane Katrina and relocated to the Carolinas, and here they are going through another disaster. So it's really amazing to see how people can really come together to support each other," said Baker.

Baker added this is only the beginning, and there's a long road ahead, but they will be there through it all.

Right now, she said there are nearly 1,600 volunteers on the East Coast and hundreds more will be on the way.

She also told us if anyone wants to help out the victims, you can become a volunteer with the Red Cross, donate blood, or make a financial donation.

She said a financial donation goes a long way.

For more information on helping, visit the Red Cross's website.