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ARC helping Oklahoma

ARC helping Oklahoma

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:00 pm

The Messenger, June 12, 2013
Up-to-date information from the Northwest Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross shows the national agency has mobilized its resources to Oklahoma, where powerful storms and tornadoes have caused widespread damage dating back to May 19.
Chapter executive Lynn Fritchey of Dyersburg provided The Messenger with a disaster report from the American Red Cross that breaks down the agency’s response efforts in Oklahoma.
Storms and tornadoes ravaged numerous communities across the state, according to the Red Cross report, which documented there were four shelters set up, as of Monday night, serving 109 storm victims. There have been 416,694 meals and snacks served through fixed feeding sites and mobile feeding routes, as of Monday night.
The American Red Cross has opened 3,619 cases and has given nearly $2 million in financial assistance to storm victims.
There are currently 1,134 disaster responders assigned as part of Volunteer Connection, according to the report provided by Ms. Fritchey. There were 975 disaster responders on the scene, with 159 en route and another 607 having completed their work, according to the report, which indicated about 91 percent of the responders are volunteers.

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