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Red Cross Continues Support To Those Affected By Tornado

5:52 PM, Mar 4, 2012   |    comments
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The American Red Cross continues to support residents with water, food and emotional support in the aftermath of the Saturday morning tornado.

Volunteers were on the ground distributing clean-up supplies in hard-hit areas in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties, and the Red Cross will continue to do mobile feeding throughout the day Sunday.

The Red Cross closed its Cabarrus and Mecklenburg shelters by 1pm Sunday afternoon.

Preliminary Damage Assessment numbers:

Cabarrus: 49 houses total; 14 major, 4 destroyed

Mecklenburg: 132 houses total; 8 major; 3 destroyed

Numbers at a glance:

Shelter residents: 20
Meals served: 555
Snacks served: 550
Comfort kits provided (basic toiletries): 48
Bulk items distributed (including cleaning supplies): 763
Volunteers and staff on the ground: 52

Weather experts reported as many as 95 confirmed tornadoes touched down across the country, destroying communities from the Great Lakes to the Southeast.

Friday night, the Red Cross opened or supported 22 shelters in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

TO HELP:

You can help people affected by disasters like floods and tornadoes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

American Red Cross

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