A team of American Red Cross volunteers from West Michigan is heading to lend a hand to the flood relief efforts in Duluth, Minn.

The group is left the Muskegon airport Friday.

The volunteers from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Ottawa County and Berrien County will be asked to work to alleviate damage caused by flooding that ravaged the area earlier this week.

The volunteers are all retired.

They were called Thursday night.

Tim Lipan, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Muskegon said the volunteers are "dropping everything," and the volunteers "have to commit three weeks and they don't live in the best conditions either."