Central Texans lend helping hands to area hit by Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 6:36 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 15:31:13-04

As the devastation from Hurricane Matthew continues on the East Coast, a group of Central Texans are looking to lend a hand.

Red Cross Heart of Texas is sending six volunteers from the area to South Carolina to assist in Hurricane Matthew relief.

Patsy Hooten is no stranger to this work, as she’s been with the Red Cross for over fifteen years.

This trip, she’s deploying alongside her husband, Maurice Dutton, and his son.

“I’ve been very fortunate in my life and when you get a chance to give back to other people, it’s satisfying. It just makes you feel like life is worth living, caring is a part of it,” said Dutton.

Dutton says despite their ages, in retirement, they are better able to help others. 

The volunteers will get their specific area assignments tomorrow.

Red Cross is asking those who would like to help to make a contribution.

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