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Local Red Cross supporting Midwest tornadoes relief operation

Rick and Karen Campion

Volunteers Rick and Karen Campion departed Minneapolis Nov. 19, for the Midwest tornadoes disaster relief operation. The Campions will work as team traveling through affected communities, delivering food and relief supplies. Image: Kelly Lynch

Our local Red cross workers will be on the ground providing relief today and for weeks to come

The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region is responding to the disaster relief operation following Sunday’s storms. Deployed resources include five disaster relief workers and an emergency response vehicle.

“Our local Red cross workers will be on the ground providing relief today and for weeks to come, helping people get back on their feet,” says Megan Mrozek, Regional Disaster and Program Officer for the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region.

The Red Cross emergency response vehicle from the Northern Minnesota Region will be part of the fleet that is already on the ground, traveling through the affected communities, distributing meals and relief supplies. More workers from the region are on stand-by in case they are needed.

The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food and comfort across several Midwestern states for people affected by the weekend’s devastating tornadoes and severe weather. More than 100 people stayed in 25 Red Cross shelters Monday night in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.

People affected by severe weather and other disasters need help now. You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

  • You can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.