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Corridor Couple Heads to CO with Red Cross

SWISHER, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- A final check .. before a long drive...

With less than 24 hours notice, Diane and Leo mork prepare for an 800 mile journey to aid the people of Colorado, devestated by the recent flooding. For 15 years the couple has volunteered to go places most people wouldn't want to go.

"We were retired and we wanted to do something together and decided we wanted to give something back to the community," said Diane Mork, a volunteer for the Red Cross.

And each time they leave their Swisher home - it's different..

"So we don't want to put it into a little niche that 'Oh this is a flood, it'll be like this' because they're never the same."

This emergency response vehicle - or E-R-V - will be their home for the next few days. It's one of six heading to Colorado from Iowa to help the thousands still out of their homes.

"Helping in ways like loading up these bins with meals that they can feed over 250-people with twice a day."

Diane says the trip is personal. A former teacher, seeing families and kids displaced by a disaster tugs at the heart.

"Give them a hot meal and give them a little break and they see that we came all the way out from iowa to help them it kind of perks them up," said Leo Mork, Diane's husband.

The Morks plan to stay in Colorado for 10 days.

 
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