Thursday, April 28, 2011

Help for Alabama

(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, 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.

1 comment:

  1. do you guys have a list of people who are reported as missing? i'm trying to help a facebook page of people who are looking for friends and family.


The American Red Cross-North Texas Region does not moderate comments prior to posting, and we gladly welcome your comments — supportive, dissenting, questioning or otherwise. In general, we do not delete or censor comments unless they:

· contain excessive profanity
· contain harsh or offensive language
· use flaming or threatening language
· are abusive
· are off-topic or an inappropriate tangent
· are blatantly spam
· promote or advertise businesses
· personally attack the blogger or other commenters

While the American Red Cross-North Texas Region seeks to inspire, educate and excite its readers, this blog is a resource for the community and inappropriate comments will not be allowed. Participants who violate this Comment Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.