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Colorado Fire Victims Comforted by Lowcountry Volunteer

Counselor with disaster relief experience deploys Saturday.

A local volunteer with the American Red Cross will be assisting victims in Colorado's most devastating wildfire.

Mental health volunteer Robin McRae leaves Saturday for Loveland, Colo. Her specific duties aren't known yet, according to a release, but she may be working in a shelter or providing outreach with nurses and social workers.

According to the Denver Post, the wildfires continue to burn, forcing hundreds more to evacuate their communities Friday. The storm has burned 191 homes — the most of any fire in the state's history, according to the Post.

McRae holds a master’s degree in counseling and is a certified school counselor. And this is not McRae’s first disaster relief assignment. A survivor of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, McRae helped victims of Hurricane Irene in Vermont last September. She also worked with victims of a Kentucky tornado this past March.

Lowcountry residents can support local victims of disasters, whether home fires, flooding or hurricanes, by contacting the American Red Cross at 843-764-2323 ext. 368 or by visiting the Lowcountry Red Cross online.

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