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Western MA volunteer assisting Georgia residents after storms

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Red Cross volunteers from Massachusetts and the rest of the United States have answered the call for assistance and converged on the Southeast United States to bring comfort to residents affected by deadly storms that struck there in late January.

Leon Moultrie, from the Western MA Chapter, along with several other Massachusetts’ Region volunteers are in Georgia responding to the deadly storms that impacted Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.

Powerful storms like tornadoes create widespread damage and more needs than any one organization can meet on its own. The Red Cross is working closely with the entire response community – government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others – to provide emergency relief.

Since deadly tornadoes hit January 22nd, Red Cross and its partners have served more than 2,798 meals 4,251 snacks, and provided nearly 181 overnight stays in shelters.

The Red Cross has mobilized more than 160 disaster workers to support the relief effort in Georgia. In addition, the Red Cross deployed 12 response vehicles expected to deliver 2,000 meals today.

HOW YOU CAN HELP – All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible through the generosity of the community. The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donors can designate their donation to the Southern Tornadoes and Storms relief efforts by choosing that option when donating. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.