Red Cross Rallies In Support of Tornado Relief

This massive disaster response would not be possible without the help from some Red Cross volunteers coming in from all across the country."

We aren’t forgetting the giant job yet to do in the area hit hard by the deadly tornado outbreak of March 3rd.

The Red Cross has delivered more than 8,500 meals and provided essential counseling and services in a three county area of Alabama and Georgia hit hard by a series of Tornadoes.

WLTZ’s Don Hammond found out in the morning red cross meeting, many of the more than 140 volunteers are not from this region.

With so much to do in very little timeĀ  coordination key.

Red Cross leadership and volunteers are motivated compassionate and productive while keeping urgency in mind.

Damon Summers, Alabama regional disaster officer says, “What we are doing now is partnering with our local agencies to set up central locations where residents can come in and receive the services for their long term recovery.”

This massive disaster response would not be possible without the help from some Red Cross volunteers coming in from all across the country.”

Kendra Jarrel is assigned to a bereavement team. She is from Dayton, Ohio more than 600 miles away from the important work she is doing right now in the heart of the tornado impact area.

Kendra Jarrell says, “I’ve been assigned to a team dealing directly with the families and the victims who have suffered the most loses.”

Luis Brown is from Louisiana. He is a Red Cross volunteer familiar in dealing with natural disaster.

Luis says “yes, Katrina. I worked Harvey over there in Houston. I was in Puerto Rico

The terrifying twister came and left about a week and a half ago scaring the land, tearing families apart and leaving a giant job for the American Red Cross that will take longer to complete.

If you would like to help in the Red Cross effort you can go to redcross dot org or call 1-800 red cross or text the word redcross to 90999 to make a ten dollar donation.

Categories: Alabama News

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