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The American Red
Cross of Alabama is work-
ing with partners to help
people impacted by these
deadly storms. Resources,
including volunteers and
supplies have been mobi-
lized and damage assess-
ment teams will be out in
the most heavily impacted
communities—as soon
as it is safe to do so. In
addition, disaster mental
health workers and Red
Cross volunteers trained in
Spiritual Care are stand-
ing by to assist anyone
with emotional support, as
needed.
There were 39 con-
firmed tornadoes across
Alabama, Florida, Geor-
gia and South Carolina.
In
Alabama, with 23
deaths reported in Lee
County, March 3 was
the deadliest day for
tornadoes in Alabama
since 2011, when the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham
tornado killed more than
200 people.
Initial reports
indicate that hundreds of
homes were damaged or
destroyed and dozens of
people are still reported to
be missing.
Alabama’
s Red Cross
has Opened a Shelter:
Providence Baptist
Church,
2807 Lee County
Rd 166, Opelika, AL 36804
Anyone with immedi-
ate, disaster
-caused needs
can call their local Red
Cross office or 1-800-RED
CROSS for help. People
who need a safe place to
stay can visit RedCross.org/
shelter to locate an open
Red Cross shelter.
T
o Locate a Missing Loved One: Visit Red-
Cross.org/SafeandWell to
search for a missing loved
one. People can also visit
the site to notify family and
friends that they are safe.
T
o Help:
To support
Red Cross disaster relief
and help people affected by
this and other emergencies,
visit RedCross.org, call
1-800-Red-Cross or text
REDCROSS TO 90999 to
donate $10.
Blood Donations:
The
need for blood is constant
and it is the blood already
on the shelves that Hospital
Staff reach for during
emergencies. Anyone
eligible and wishing to
donate blood may schedule
a donation appointment
at
redcrossblood.org.