(AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Jeff Roberts)
Following the catastrophic tornado outbreak that has claimed nearly 200 lives, the American Red Cross is asking the community to help the Red Cross by making financial contributions. Click on www.redcross.org, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Last night, more than 2,700 people stayed in Red Cross shelters in 12 states affected by disasters and that number is only expected to rise in the days ahead.
Trained Red Cross volunteers here in North Texas are standing by in the event that they're needed to head to the deep south to help.
Locally, the Red Cross helped six families affected by the tornado outbreak that stuck our community earlier in the week. It is believed that all families have been assisted.
For updates on the tornado outbreak in the south, follow @RedCross @Mid_AL_RedCross or @RedCrossDallas on Twitter.