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Springfield Man Goes to Assist Families in Oklahoma

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Client caseworkers work one on one with individual families to ensure that they get the vital assistance they need.

More than two weeks after devastating tornadoes, the Red Cross continues to help people in Oklahoma by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and emotional support as people begin to recover. Marvin Norman of Springfield left this morning to join the relief effort. Norman, an Illinois Capital Area Chapter volunteer, will be working in client casework. Client caseworkers work one on one with individual families to ensure that they get the vital assistance they need.

The Red Cross anticipates that this will be a lengthy response. So far the Red Cross has:

  • Deployed more than 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers to provide shelter, meals and supplies throughout the affected communities in Oklahoma.
  • Served more than 257,000 meals and snacks.
  • Distributed more than 46,000 relief items.
  • Provided more than 12,000 health services and mental health contacts.
  • More than 120 people spent Monday night in shelters in Oklahoma.