Ark. Red Cross sends volunteers to Colorado

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Arkansas Red Cross volunteers deployed to Colorado Sunday to help with flooding victims and their families in the hardest hit areas.

    The local Red Cross is sending three grief counselors to help family members of the nearly 500 missing people cope with the stress of the unknown. THV 11 spoke with volunteer Mollie Mills as she was leaving for Denver Sunday afternoon. "It's always very anxiety provoking because you don't know exactly what you're going to be faced with," said Mills, who was deployed to Scott County earlier this year during their flood disaster. "I will be flying into Denver and from there, I'm not sure where I will be. I'll find that out once I get to Denver."

    Mills was greeted by Arkansas Red Cross Communication Officer Brigette Williams who gave her some last minute information about her trip. "She's there to give them focus and to get them to take it step by step to move so that they can process all of this and do what they need to do to take care of themselves and their families," added Williams. The other two volunteers are leaving out of Jonesboro and Northwest Arkansas tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, areas of Colorado are bracing for more rain as the National Guard has been called in to help with rescue efforts. Mills says part of her job will be to provide counseling for other volunteers and workers in the area as well. 

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