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WDAM Viewpoint- How to help OK tornado victims

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The residents of the Pine Belt, having recently had our own encounter with tornados want to know how they can help those in Oklahoma who have suffered through two rounds of what some are calling the most devastating twisters in U.S. history.  Not only were mile wide swaths of destruction cut through populated areas in and around Oklahoma City…many lives have been lost.  Some of those were children.   It is an awesomely sad and shocking scene where the giant tornados touched down and it may take a while to determine the exact death toll.  Of course there were scores of injuries as well.  Many people lost everything as houses were leveled and cars piled up in twisted heaps.  There will be many volunteer efforts I'm sure…but you can't go wrong by contacting the Red Cross to see what you can do.  Right now money is needed…soon feet on the ground to aid in the cleanup effort will no doubt be called for.  Knowing the help we have received from all over the country—not only after our own tornados—but after Katrina and other hurricanes…we are super sensitive to the needs of those caught up in these acts of nature. 

You can call the national Red Cross phone line at 1-800-REDCROSS, visit redcross.org on the web or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation for starters.  We will publicize any opportunities to get involved through the local Red Cross chapters as we receive word. 

I'm Jim Cameron…let's help our neighbors.