COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 and the American Red Cross are partnering to raise funds for the victims of the Mississippi tornadoes.
Anyone wishing to donate to 4’s Army Tornado Relief now can donate at this link.
Funds raised will go directly to Red Cross disaster relief, helping people affected by tornadoes in the Mississippi area. Donations will help with immediate needs like food, shelter, water, and other priorities that residents will need in the critical days, weeks, and months ahead.
In major disaster responses such as these, volunteers and employees geographically closest to the area respond first. As the hours and days progress volunteers and staff from areas a bit farther out (like our area) begin to respond. The Red Cross remains on the ground in these disaster areas for literally months — and often longer. Such lengthy responses require staff from all over the country.
The Red Cross is not accepting donations of food, household items, or clothing. Right now, financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to those who need it most, which gives people the flexibility to purchase what they need.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word TORNADO to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Ensure your donation helps people affected by Southern Tornadoes & Storms go to https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/