Wisconsin Red Cross helping with Hurricane Michael

Posted at 2:42 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 15:42:31-04

For the second time in a month, the Wisconsin Red Cross is sending resources to a hurricane impacted zone.

About a dozen volunteers are headed to the Florida panhandle to help after Hurricane Michael hit. One of those volunteers is heading to help for the first time. 

"It's not going to be an easy and nice vacation," Julie Solochek said. "You get more tan you give almost."

Solocheck spent some 30 years as a nurse. She's retired now, but still felt the need to help.

"It's going to be an awakening," Solochek said. "Something these people go through numerous times down around the Gulf Coast. So it will be my first experience with it. That's going to be very, very hard."

Despite her medical background, she knows she'll be asked to do a variety of different things to help.

"You're helping people for the next six months or a year who will be out of their homes," Solochek said. "They've lost so many possessions. It's nice to give it back."

Governor Scott Walker also activated the Wisconsin National Guard. They will be available to help if needed.