Thousands of volunteers from across the country are still in New York and New Jersey trying to help residents there get their lives back after Superstorm Sandy.
At least one hundred of those volunteers came from our region.
Red Cross Volunteer Debbie Mintiens recently returned home to Woodstock from Sandy damaged areas and learned there is still a lot of work to be done.
Debbie's latest deployment is not the first time she has given her time after a disaster. She has been with the Red Cross for 11 years and has seen her share of destruction.
She says, "I've been on quite a number by now. "
Executive Director of the Top of Virginia Chapter, Chris Scott says it's people like Debbie who show exactly what the Red Cross is all about.
Scott tells TV3, "At a moments notice, grabbed a bag and went to help, without asking questions, without saying 'well I need to do this, I need to do that," just went and responded. It's an amazing thing. It's one of the things I really appreciate about the Red Cross."
Scott says the Red Cross sent more than 16,000 workers to the damaged areas, 90 percent of them were volunteers.
They have served more than 10 million meals and snacks.
"Those folks who go, who aren't required to but who go out of a sense of wanting to take care of their community, of their larger community," Scott says.
The need for people just like that still exists as the clean up continues.
Debbie says, "The problem is not gone. These people don't have a place to go home to. Some of them the home is totally gone. Some of them, it's so badly damaged that they can't go back in. "
She says no matter what your skills are, there's a place for you in the Red Cross.