American Red Cross volunteers are packed and ready to start helping in Florida

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Volunteers from the American Red Cross are packed up and ready to hit the road for Florida Friday morning to take food and water to victims of Hurricane Matthew.

There will be two response vehicles loaded with food and water leaving from the Red Cross at 9 a.m.

The vehicles will heading to Orlando, Fla., to help people affected by the storm who need the basics. The Red Cross took in 3,000 people Wednesday night, the numbers aren't in yet for how many needed assistance Thursday night but it was expected to be even higher.

“ Having these vehicles on the ground to be able to assist the families that are displaced, or that are you know, some of their homes are completely destroyed, and so to have these on the ground is not only kind of a ray of hope for them, to let them know that they`re not alone in this, but also a necessity, so that they can get the basics - food, water, shelter,” said Tom Aston, the Disaster Action Team Coordinator For the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross is also dealing with other disasters such as the flooding in Iowa and Louisiana.