Red Cross Responds to Oklahoma Tornadoes

Following yesterday’s blog post, this post is an update on what the Red Cross is doing to help and what youth volunteers can do to get involved:

The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in Oklahoma after Monday’s devastating tornadoes with shelters, food, water and supplies, and more workers, supplies and equipment are moving into the area today. Please see this article for details on the response, as well as guidance for things that youth volunteers can post about on their club/chapter’s youth social media channels. This includes sharing verified information, preparing yourselves and your community for disasters, and fundraising for Red Cross disaster relief.

Youth volunteers can use the following official fundraising messaging in their posts: “You can help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises by making a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or visit Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.”

Download the free American Red Cross Tornado App, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. The app gives mobile device users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

Youth across the country are mobilizing their Red Cross clubs and their chapter youth volunteer programs to do their part for those affected by these disasters. We want to hear what you are doing! Email [email protected] with this information, and you may just appear here in our next blog post!

Be sure to keep checking back here at for the latest information and guidance for youth on how to help.

 - Eli Russ, Member

American Red Cross National Youth Council

[email protected]



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