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Local Red Cross responding to Oklahoma

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The Saint Joseph County American Red Cross Chapter is ready to assist in the devastation in Oklahoma following this week's tornadoes.

Doug Farmwald, the emergency service coordinator, says one volunteer is leaving first thing Wednesday morning. They are waiting to make plans to send more volunteers once there is a better idea of the need. "I expect requests will come out later in the day, as they understand how many people will need to be sheltered and how many will need to be fed and that will give them information on how many volunteers are needed to perform these functions," says Farmwald.

If you want to help, he says the Red Cross always needs financial donations. You can support them by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or give online. They are also setting up training classes for anyone who wants to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer click here.

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