TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A local volunteer headed out to help fire victims.
The Wabash Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is sending disaster mental health volunteer Rich Kennel to Montana.
Wildfires have consumed a section of the state, causing a housing shortage, dangerous travel conditions and hazardous air quality.
While on assignment, Kennel will offer counseling support to firefighters and families that have been evacuated from their homes.
"Typically at a time like this, we try to normalize what they're going through, because everything is so confusing and they've probably never been through anything like this before," Kennel said. Kennel will deploy to Billings, Montana Wednesday morning.
He has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for about a year.
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