Grandin Mo response

May 25, 2011                                    NEWS RELEASE

 

Red Cross Helps in Grandin After Tornado

 

Carter County, Mo

 

            The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross has volunteers on the scene in Grandin, Mo where a tornado touched down.  The volunteers are providing snacks and water for the emergency workers in the city of Grandin. 

 

            If anyone is in need of immediate emergency assistance due to the recent storm in Grandin, call the chapter office at 866-206-0256.  

 

You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods and tornadoes, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting www.redcross.org.

 

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

 

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

For more information go to www.redcross.org 

 

 

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