MANKATO (TEC News) -- The American Red Cross continues to provide disaster-relief services to the victims of the May 20 tornado that killed 24 and injured 377 in Moore, Okla. The tornado, rated an EF5 at the top of the Enhanced Fujita Scale, destroyed entire city blocks of homes, two schools, and a hospital along its 17 mile path in the suburb of Oklahoma City. In order to provide relief, the Red Cross opened three shelters, which are currently housing nearly 500 victims. In addition to the shelters, the 826 Red Cross volunteers have distributed more than 84,000 meals and snacks. The work done thus far by Red Cross volunteers is a reminder of how much people do care for each other, said Red Cross communications specialist, Joellen Barak: Barak 1 "the news" :16
Those interested in helping the Red Cross' efforts can make monetary donations at www.redcross.org. For more information, call the Mankato Red Cross at 387-6664.