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Red Cross Relief Ongoing in South Georgia after Tornadoes

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 12:35:00-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The American Red Cross is still working to help families in South Georgia after tornadoes ripped through the area a week ago.

With power restored in most areas and clean-up well underway, one Red Cross shelter at the Albany Civic Center (100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany GA 3170) remains open.

They said that they are continuing to meet with impacted residents to help connect them to the services and resources they need.

To date, the organization has provided 4 shelters, providing refuge for 106 people and have served more than 15,496 meals. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP  All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible through the generosity of the community.The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters.

If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donors can designate their donation to the Southern Tornadoes and Storms relief efforts by choosing that option when donating. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

People who may be eligible for Red Cross financial assistance should register by calling 229-436-4845. For more information follow them on Facebook @ARCSWGA or visit www.redcross.org/georgia.