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Three Local Red Cross Volunteers Head to Colorado

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Three local Red Cross volunteers are heading to Colorado to help with relief efforts after the state was devastated by flash flooding.

Lucille Frisciano of Webster and Bippin Shaw of Rochester left Tuesday. Ferris Todd of Canandaigua will leave Thursday.

The three will join 250 other trained Red Cross workers already in Colorado.

The organization says it is providing food, shelter and relief supplies to thousands of people forced from their homes. These efforts are in support of rescue operations.

As far as the deployments go, it feels good to me to be able to do something or at least help these people somehow that are affected by this," Frisciano said.

"It's a very interesting experience to go in but what the volunteers know is that they're going to be going to help people and that's what they want to do," said Jay Bonafede, chief communications officer of Red Cross WNY Finger Lakes region.

More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed and more than 17,000 are damaged by the flooding that started this week.

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