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Tri-State volunteers continue to head East to aid hurricane victims

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Volunteers and workers from the Tri-State continue to head east to help in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Friday morning, more than 40 Vectren employees left for New York.

They'll be relieving another crew that's been working to help restore gas service to areas impacted by flooding.

They are set to return this weekend, wrapping up close to a two week stint in New York.

Vectren says this latest crew will bring their total number of employees and contractors helping out east to 150.

Volunteers with the Red Cross continue to deploy to New York and New Jersey as well.

Right now, the local Red Cross says 14 volunteers from our region are out east, they're wrapping up their time there, but some others left Friday or will leave tomorrow, including 77-year-old Frances Matheny of Carmi.

"That's always a satisfaction when you know you've done something good for somebody else, and I think for them and for us it will be an experience. And you may even meet lifelong friends," Frances said.

Frances will be heading out to New York Saturday.

She says she'll be working in a shelter.

14 News' own Erin Meyer will actually heading be out East as well, to document some of our local volunteers giving of their time helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.

We'll have those reports next week.

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