American Red Cross Care Provided For Arkansas Tornado Victims

Arkansas tornado response by Red Cross

Mobile feeding trucks take meals to residents working to salvage items after the storm. Photography-Sara Smith

Residents Across Three Counties Work to Begin Recovery

April 30, 2014– LITTLE ROCK- American Red Cross care continues for hundreds of central Arkansas residents displaced by Sunday night’s EF-3 tornado that tore through the counties of Pulaski, Faulkner and White with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour. Fourteen residents, including two children in the path of the three quarter of a mile wide storm lost their lives.

American Red Cross Disaster Responders from across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma are working to provide care to storm victims from emergency shelter, feeding and health and emotional help.

The Red Cross is mobilizing additional disaster workers and emergency vehicles to move into Arkansas to provide additional help. “It’s heart wrenching to see the destruction this storm has caused and that so many people have lost everything,” said Richard Reed, senior vice president, Disaster Cycle Services for the Red Cross, who is in Arkansas. “Red Cross workers are here now, providing shelter, food and comfort, and we’ll be here for weeks to help people as they begin to recover.”

To help with the free disaster relief provided by the Red Cross, please call 1-800-REDCROSS; make an online donation at redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.

You can help people affected by disasters like tornadoes in Arkansas, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in Arkansas, 401 South Monroe, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.