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Lower Shore Red Cross on Standby


SALISBURY, Md.- After a devastating twister tore through the Midwest killed at least 24 people, the American Red Cross of the Lower Shore in Salisbury is standing by, waiting for word to mobilize a relief effort for Oklahoma.

"Most of the volunteers that you see on television that are there helping come from the chapters," said John Culp, executive director of the Lower Shore Chapter. "One of the responsibilities of the chapter like this is to have a list of people are willing to deploy."

Culp said the national Red Cross does an assessment of damage before calling on chapters for help.

"It all happens very quickly. They will determine we need this many of this people to run shelters, this many people to drive trucks, this many people to run warehouses and the word goes out and the chapter responds."

For those who are unable to deploy to Oklahoma, there are still ways to help out.

"And we are always looking for donations when an event like this happens," said Culp. "There are many ways to give."

You can send a donation to the chapter, visit the Red Cross website at redcross.org, or you can text 'Redcross' to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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