A mother-daughter duo are on their way to Colorado to help rescuers and victims of massive flooding along the Rocky Mountain foothills.
The disaster has already claimed the lives of four people and as volunteers for the American Red Cross; they say they're ready to help.
Their bags have been packed for months now, waiting for this call to help the American Red Cross.
Originally from Scotland, Greta Gibson and her daughter Bonnie Holmquist will spend at least the next two weeks helping Colorado residents recover from the flooding disaster.
"We have firefighters looking out for us, ambulance, police; so this is my return for their families," Holmquist said.
At least four people are dead from the flooding but that number is expected to rise.
Heavy rains have led to hundreds of missing persons reports, as swollen rivers wash away homes from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado. And more rain is on the way.
"It's hard to see the disaster like that, especially when you look at the water and the houses crumbling down," Gibson said. "Oh my gosh, it's heartbreaking."
This isn't their first disaster: the two also helped during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
They will drive a Sioux Falls-based emergency response vehicle to the hardest hit areas, offering water and food to rescuers and flood victims. But Gibson says that's not always enough during tough times.
"Trying to give a smile for these people," Gibson said. "At a time like this, that is what they need most, a hug and a smile from the Red Cross."
The women spent Sunday night in Mitchell and are leaving first thing Monday morning.
On Sunday, another team also left from Rapid City bound for Colorado.