Too early for volunteers at site of Canton tornado disaster
EAST TEXAS - Relief efforts are underway for those affected by one of four tornadoes that touched down in East Texas on Saturday, April 29, which as of Monday had left five dead and multiple injured.
Both the The Salvation Army and the Red Cross have responded to the disaster with their relief efforts. Shelters have been set up in Canton, Emory and Eustace for those affected by the tornados.
“We spent Saturday night serving coffee and refreshments at the Canton High School where a hastily prepared triage was set up for those injured by the tornado,” Stephen Thomas, the director of the Salvation Army Lewisville Service Center and disaster volunteer said in a press release. “We served more than 300 people last night, many who were injured and in need of help after the storms.”
Donations to support the ongoing Salvation Army response efforts can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online at give.salvationarmyusa.org/cantontornado. As of Sunday, April 30, additional volunteers were not required by the Salvation Army.
Donations to the Red Cross for disaster relief can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation. To sign up as a volunteer for the Red Cross to assist in relief efforts visit http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step.
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