Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


May 21, 2013

Red Cross champions efforts to help Moore, Okla. tornado victims

JACKSONVILLE — The devastation wrought by the Moore, Okla. tornado has inspired many relief efforts in addition to those in Jacksonville. The American Red Cross, for instance, has initiated its own measures.

As of  its last, online, report, Red Cross was looking for additional shelters to supplement the one open in Moore. The agency continued to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday, it was reported online.

More than 25 emergency response vehicles were positioned to move at first light Tuesday, the Red Cross reported on its website.

Survivors of the storm were urged to contact loved ones, which they can online at redcross.org/safeandwell.

At least 24 people were killed by the Monday tornado in Moore, according to the Associated Press.

“We expect that the number will increase,” the website stated. “The Red Cross is also sending in kitchen support trailers to support the upcoming operation to provide meals to those forced out of their homes.”

People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas.

The relief effort also helps those affected by disasters big and small throughout the United States — by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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