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.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
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