Texoma volunteers to help those affected by violent storms

By: Daniel Armbruster Email
By: Daniel Armbruster Email

SHERMAN, TX--Tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi and Tennessee have displaced thousands of people. Now local volunteers with the Texoma Chapter of the Red Cross are some of the many packing their bags and traveling to help those affected by the storms. Sharon Watson with the local Red Cross says four volunteers are will leave for the affected areas.

In Tennessee, more than a foot of rain has closed many road ways and flooded many homes, even pushing some off of their foundations. In Mississippi, where tornadoes hit late last week, the rescue mission is over, but there will still be months of recovery. Watson says it's events like these where Red Cross needs more volunteers.

"We need volunteers who are willing to go out on national disasters. Our volunteers train a minimum of 40 hours so we can't just immediately send them out. But people who are interested in volunteering can contact us,” says Sharon Watson, American Red Cross.

You can also assist the Red Cross by making donations:

You can call 1-800-REDCROSS
Visit www.redcross.org
Or make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999


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  • by MaMa Location: Sherman on May 11, 2010 at 04:43 AM
    Help Texoma, Mississipi, Arkansas, forget Haiti, China, etc. Write your senators and congressmen to change our policies. Help us, our borders, our children, our economy, our cost of gas, our homeless, our jobless, and our education and medical situations.
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    why don't we just teach the storms that violence isn't the answer?
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