Apr 28, 2011 8:29 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

How you can help tornado victims

Natural disasters seem to bond many people together. In the wake of the tornadoes that have violently swept across many of the Southern states, many Southern Coloradans are wondering how they can help.

Jaici Murcia of the Pikes Peak American Red Cross Chapter advises, "We are not able to accept any donations of goods at this time. There just isn't a way for us to process those or store those items."

"The biggest needs are in the form of monetary donations," she says.

Murcia adds the only needed volunteers, as of right now, are those working in the "health and mental health serves" industries. At this time, there is no need for volunteers to be deployed from our area, but they are closely monitoring the situation and will send people if needed.

If you may have a loved one that is missing that may have been affected, the Red Cross says to search

Additionally, if you would like to donate specifically to tornado victims click here. Make sure to check the box that says ‘disaster relief.' If you plan to donate using a check, make sure to write ‘natural disaster relief fund' in the ‘memo' section.



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