East Tennessee Red Cross Chapter heading west

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A vehicle and two volunteers from the Knoxville chapter of the American Red Cross is headed to Middle Tennessee.

The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to Nashville to support the Red Cross relief operation in middle and west Tennessee.

Two experienced relief volunteers will be driving the ERV to the Nashville Area Chapter of the Red Cross, where it will be assigned to the area it is needed.

The Emergency Response Vehicle has as a mobile office to meet with individuals affected, the ability to help deliver food in mass quantities or deliver cots and blankets to shelters.

It can also act as a mobile aid station, driving through affected areas where people are involved in cleanup, distributing, trash bags, work gloves, water, and other needed clean-up supplies.