Jax Woman Rejoins Hurricane Relief Effort

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Judy Bresnahan is making her second trip to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene on behalf of the American Red Cross.

Bresnahan deployed to North Carolina prior to the storm making landfall last month. She?s been back in Jacksonville for about a week and is eager to be of service in Pennsylvania, an area hit particularly hard by massive flooding.

Bresnahan said she has been volunteering for the Red Cross since she retired in 2006.

"It's a great feeling to get out and help these people, and they really appreciate it," Bresnahan said on Wednesday. "It's important to me."

Nearly 8,000 Red Cross workers and volunteers are helping people recover from flooding in the Northeast, wildfires in Texas and the destructive winds and rain of Hurricane Irene.

To date, the Red Cross has served more than 2.1 million meals and snacks, distributed more than 260,000 comfort and cleanup items and provided more than 34,000 health and mental health services.