How to help central U.S. tornado victims
(CNN) — Tornadoes caused destruction in many states in the central United States on Sunday night, and the severe weather is expected to continue Monday. Multiple deaths have been reported. The devastation was widespread in the Arkansas towns of Mayflower and Vilonia.
If you are looking for loved ones, please check the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. You can also list your information if you are in the area, so your family and friends will know that you are OK.
The Red Cross is active with immediate relief at shelters and in the areas of devastation. You can donate online directly to the Disaster Relief fund or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also make a $10 donation by mobile phone when you text REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army has disaster response teams and mobile feeding units that are prepared to provide immediate care, food and water. The Salvation Army has launched a specific tornado relief fund. You can also donate $10 by texting STORM to 80888, or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team is helping in Mayflower, distributing food, water and personal care items. If you choose to make an online donation, specify “Arkansas Tornado Relief” in the “in honor of” field in the form.
By Christopher Dawson