Red Cross volunteer heads to Oklahoma

MILWAUKEE (WITI)--It's been more than a week since a tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma.  Homes are wiped up, neighborhoods are filled with rubble.  As the clean-up continues, the need for support is great.

"I`m eager to go down there and see if there`s something I can do to help," volunteer Jeannine Peters said.

It is Peters first time volunteering for the American Red Cross.  She is a newly retired nurse.

"Since I`ve left the hospital, I feel like I need to be doing something to make a difference for somebody," Peters said.

Peters will meet with four other volunteers from Southeast Wisconsin and a team of others.  She will help with health services.

"There's a big need and we continue to be there until the needs are all met," Red Cross spokesperson Sara Bruesewitz said.

Peters will return June 11th.