American Red Cross recognizes gift for Okla. disaster relief

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To the Editor,

Every nine minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster, offering a compassionate answer to the fear and confusion brought on by an emergency. Through the generosity of donors such as your community, we are ready to launch caring responses that meet immediate needs and help people get back on their feet. Thank you for standing with your neighbors across the country in their time of need.

The gift from the citizens and visitors of the City of Tecumseh, of $2,029.47 on 7/19/13 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief helps people affected by disasters like the recent Oklahoma tornadoes and floods. This donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Following tornadoes and flooding in Oklahoma, the Red Cross moved quickly to provide relief, opening shelters to give safe refuge to those fleeing the storms.

Emergency response vehicles deployed to hand out thousands of meals, snacks, comfort kits and cleanup supplies. Red Cross workers also offer emotional support to those struggling to cope in the aftermath of the violent weather.

As people navigate the road to recovery, we are meeting one-on-one with those affected, helping them develop recovery plans and guiding them to crucial resources they can use to rebuild.

Thank you again for gathering these donations for the American Red Cross mission. Your generous gift helps alleviate suffering in communities throughout the nation. To learn more about your gift at work, please visit or call 405.228.9500.

Janienne Bella
Regional Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross

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