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Will hundreds of volunteers who rushed to New York after -- -- sandy are settling into their home away from home.
When they're not helping with the recovery effort red cross and -- members are recuperating on the USS right.
The ship is docked on Staten Island and is equipped with sleeping quarters and the common area.
And a -- is live yeah I -- to give us an inside look hi -- Eight.
In the aftermath of super storm -- has proven to be a tall order and that's where this 600 foot long ship comes -- The SS right it's now home away from home for a couple hundred volunteers from the American Red Cross.
And -- -- -- these volunteers they're staying together they're eating the other doing their laundry playing games and watching sports together but it's all -- a cramped.
Get patriotic living quarters.
And we get ready to that FEMA corps volunteers they are Manning the 27 disaster recovery -- still set up in the tristate area many from -- -- are young even just right out of high school.
It's an interesting dynamic as many of the Red Cross volunteers are much older retired health care workers.
Volunteering in -- living can be trying being around storm victims and devastation at times is emotionally exhausting.
That I'm not able to get them -- media.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- As it -- different from the right I'm wearing like -- -- he's alive and demoralize.
In a living quarters are less than luxurious for example the bunk beds.
Are stacked four high.
Also big adventure.
I think that's a part of why.
So many others.
Find this really is because -- it's not only helping people putted from.
That's that's that's very satisfying.
I -- they call these bunk beds.
Coffins because they're only eighteen inches apart stacked four -- it's it's wild wolf.
-- of course -- -- wrapping up their duties in the next week or so the ship is going to be leaving in a couple of weeks in the American Red Cross is currently working on finding a new area new barracks area for their volunteers back to you.
In a climate thank you so much and so much thanks to the volunteers.
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