Red Cross volunteers from Kern County are part of the huge response to Hurricane Florence in several southeastern states. Spokeswoman Cindy Huge says the immediate focus is providing food and shelter, but their Safe and Well website can also link relatives and friends with missing loved ones. There are three-thousand Red Cross volunteers who are assigned to the response with seven of those volunteers from Kern County, and several more in Bakersfield are providing support. Huge says the best for people to help is to text ‘Florence’ to 90999 for an automatic $10 donation, or to call 800-Red-Cross (800-733-2767). The website is here.