Central and Western OK Region Ready to Assist Quapaw and Arkansas

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Our thoughts are with those affected in Quapaw, Oklahoma and Central Arkansas today

The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma prepares to dispatch two of the three national emergency response vehicles to Arkansas after the severe weather damage yesterday.

"Our thoughts are with those affected in Quapaw, Oklahoma and Central Arkansas today," said regional CEO Janienne Bella. "Nearly one year ago, thousands of volunteers came to central Oklahoma to assist us with our tornado relief efforts and help us recover. It’s our turn to serve others."

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This unshakeable mission behind the Red Cross reminds staff and volunteers to stay motivated and remain prepared for disaster relief efforts.

For this reason, the Red Cross strives to have trained volunteers ready to dispatch at a moment’s notice. They prepare hundreds of volunteers year round to be ready to respond 24/7 in times of crisis. In response to the damage in Arkansas, 4 volunteers will deploy from the region with two emergency response vehicles.

Vehicles will be used to provide meals and cleaning supplies to affected communities.

The Western and Central Region of the Red Cross remains in constant contact with the Eastern Oklahoma Region based in Tulsa as they continue to assess their needs.

How to Help:
The best way to help those in Quapaw and Arkansas is to make a financial donation to the American Red Cross. It can be by visiting www.RedCross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.