April 27, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
Carter County Red Cross Response
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross has been responding since a tornado struck two nights ago in Carter County. Volunteers have been on the scene in both Ellsinore and Grandin Missouri providing much needed relief supplies such as tarps, clean-up kits, rakes, shovels and pallets of water. They are also providing snacks and water for the emergency workers.
Damage assessment teams have completed their assignments and help will be provided where needed. If anyone is in need of emergency assistance due to this storm, please contact the Greater Ozarks Chapter office at 1-866-206-0256.
You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri 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