How You Can Volunteer to Help Tornado Victims in the Southeast
April 30, 2014 at 3:52 PM
A severe storm system is to blame for more than 25 deaths in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee over the last few days. Tornadoes have caused most of the damage, destroying homes and knocking out power across the central and southeastern United States.
Several organizations are already taking action and organizing volunteers who will deploy to the affected areas where they will help clear debris and rebuild.
One of these not-for-profits, Points of Light, is coordinating with HandsOn Network affiliates in the affected areas and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster chapters across the U.S. to assess the situation and begin offering support.
If you would like to support the recovery effort, Points of Light is asking potential volunteers to register on allforgood.org and visit their website for updates. Volunteers will be contacted as needed.
Those who can't volunteer but still want to help out can donate to the Red Cross too by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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