Red Cross looking for help, volunteers to assist tornado victims in South

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The American Red Cross is asking for your help to assist the victims of the tornadoes that tore through the South less than a week ago. 

Twenty-three people were killed when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Lee County, Alabama. It was the deadliest tornado in the country in the last six years. 

The American Red Cross is working with other organizations like the Salvation Army, United Way and local governments to help the victims with shelter and food. People here in western Massachusetts can help with these efforts as well by volunteering, donating money, and giving blood. 

“The blood is really important because the locations that had tornadoes and floods are now no longer able to accept blood donations for obvious reasons. That adds a shortage to our national supply,” said Jen Garutti, American Red Cross Western Massachusetts Chapter executive director.

The Red Cross is always looking for volunteers. You can find out how to become a volunteer here

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