FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Red Cross volunteer, Bobbi Rickey, is back home after spending two weeks on Long Island helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"We would get on the loud speaker and say the Red Cross is here with hot food and people would come out and get food. We would serve 150 meals a day to one day we served a thousand meals," she said.
This was her first national deployment with the Red Cross. "Everyone was so grateful to see us. Some days we would just be serving hot dogs out of the truck and people got so excited with just hot dogs because they had no power-nothing, " she said.
"Some of the houses had burned down and there was nothing left of the houses- that was really bad," she said.
Despite that, she said the bad conditions often brought out the best in people she met.
"They would say hi and how are you? And we were like who cares how we are doing, how are you doing!" she said.
Rickey is home just in time for the holiday, but 51-hundred Red Cross volunteers remain in New York and New Jersey-that includes 16 from Lee County.
"One woman said you are an angel on wheels. It was a great experience. I will do it again," she said.