Newtown, CT -- A Greensboro Red Cross volunteer is helping the families at the crisis counseling center in Newtown, CT.
Jim Guidone arrived in Newtown Saturday morning. He's been working at the crisis counseling center, helping the family members of the victims.
Guidone called it the saddest place in America right now. Here's some of what he said to News 2's Liz Crawford:
"Newtown is a very very very very sad place."
"Brothers and sisters of the children that were killed were there. It's really the same as the parents. Not a dry eye, they're crying. It's very difficult."
"Still stunned, still in a state of disbelief, no dry eyes at all....ever."
As a Red Cross volunteer, Guidone has been deployed to several hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires, but he believes that an event like a school shooting is always the most devastating.
"You just get to, in many cases know friends and family of the folks, the people who have died, so it becomes much more of a concentrated, focused, perhaps even personal experience," said Guidone.
Guidone will stay in Newtown to help wherever he's needed for the next couple days before coming back to Greensboro.
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