Mass. Red Cross Volunteers Head To New Jersey For Ida Cleanup

A Red Cross team from Massachusetts left for New Jersey to assist with the aftermath of deadly flooding there. Photo: Suzanne Sausville/WBZ NewsRadio

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Red Cross volunteers from Massachusetts are on their way to New Jersey to assist in relief operations after Ida dumped historic rains and triggered tornadoes.

The volunteers left on a two week mission to help victims of deadly flooding in the state, which had killed 27 people as of Saturday.

The team left from Quincy on Sunday morning in a large disaster relief van headed to Fairfield, New Jersey.

Peter Schubert says their mission is to distribute meals at shelters and in neighborhoods, but that could change depending on what’s needed when they get there.

"It feels good. It almost becomes addictive to the point where you have to go and help," he said.

This is hardly Schubert's first disaster zone. He just got back from California where he helped victims of the wildfires.

WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports:

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