Two women from Williamsport and 36 other residents from the region are helping people in the south recover from Tropical Storm Isaac. They were deployed through the American Red Cross.
Gayle Peters-Coates, of Williamsport, was deployed to Texas on Wednesday. Donna Dougherty, of Williamsport, will help provide mass feeding to those affected by the storm.
Thomas Simpson, of Lewisburg, left this week to work as a shelter supervisor.
In addition, three emergency response vehicles from central Pennsylvania will go to the Gulf Coast to assist. The vehicles will canvas affected neighborhoods after the storm, providing food, water and cleanup supplies to those hit hardest.
Nationally, 15 million people have been warned that Isaac may affect them.
The Red Cross is in action throughout the Gulf region, including Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
More than 1,500 disaster workers have been deployed across the Gulf Coast to help with Red Cross efforts.
In Florida, more than 560 people spent Sunday night in shelters after Isaac brought heavy rain, power outages and flooding.
Overall, the organization opened 22 shelters and supported 20 community shelters overnight.