Dale and Retka will be among the thousands helping with relief efforts, too. Dale said he’s self-employed and has dedicated employees who can pick up the slack while he’s gone.
“It’s good to help people when you have the ability to do so,” Dale said. “That’s part of living in America. We help each other.”
Meyer said the Red Cross will need financial help to fully address the disaster’s need. “This is going to be a very expensive disaster relief operation.”
To donate to American Red Cross, send checks to 105 Homestead Road, Mankato, MN, 56001. You can also donate with credit or debit cards by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or online at redcross.org.