2012 Tornado Response


Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 1107

Contact:  Nigel Holderby








Red Cross Responds to Tornado Damaged Region


American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 2/29/12


The Red Cross in Southern Missouri is mobilized and providing assistance across areas hit by the overnight and early morning storms on 2/28 and 2/29.  Providing shelter to those affected in three areas:


Branson, MO. –Shelter operation active at The Branson Recreations Center – 1500 Branson Hills Prkwy

Buffalo, MO. – Shelter operation active at Buffalo High School – 500 West Main Street

Lebanon, MO. – Shelter operation active at Mills Center – 650 Mills Drive


Disaster teams are in route to the damaged areas to assess the extent of the situation and determine the level of response required from the Red Cross. Currently the Red Cross is prepared to provide food and shelter for as long as the need is present.


All disaster assistance provided by the Red Cross is a gift from the community. At this time your donations of monetary support are being accepted and appreciated greatly, in response to this storm and those yet to come. As we head into an early storm season, we are all too painfully aware that we will use those donations today, and as the season progresses.






For additional information and updates as this situation unfolds, please contact:

Nigel Holderby  #417-207-6349  holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.





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