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Tornado Relief

When a tornado strikes, your donation helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and comfort to families.

How the Red Cross Responds After a Tornado
Tornadoes strike quickly, leaving communities around the country devastated in their wake. In the aftermath of a severe storm or tornado, the American Red Cross provides many relief services, including:
  • Shelter and feed residents
  • Distribute clean-up supplies such as shovels, rakes, tarps, and work gloves
  • Conduct damage assessment of homes impacted by storms
  • Provide mental health support, including counseling for families impacted by storms and tips on self-care and how to cope with the aftermath
  • Connect loved ones separated after a storm via the Red Cross Safe & Well site
  • Recent Tornado Relief Efforts

    Woman in Mississippi shelter
    Southern Tornadoes and Storms - 2017

    Thousands of residents in the Southeast are coping with heartbreaking loss and destruction caused by the severe storm system that tore through the region. Storm damage is so severe that many impacted neighborhoods remain inaccessible.

    Read more about the response in Georgia

    Read more about the response in Mississippi

    tornado damaged building
    Central Florida Tornadoes - 2016

    In the early morning hours of January 17, 2016, severe weather in Central Florida sparked two tornadoes that ripped through Manatee and Sarasota counties.

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