How to Help the Tornado Victims
The American Red Cross is assisting people displaced by the Brunswick County tornadoes, and volunteers are needed.
American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are currently assisting people affected by the devastating tornadoes on February 15 in Brunswick County. The Red Cross is working with community partners to assess the damage and support requests from emergency management.
The Red Cross has a staging area at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Highway W. in Ocean Isle Beach and is providing canteen services for people and emergency responders at this location. People who need assistance and shelter can contact Brunswick County Emergency Services at (910) 253-5383.
HOW TO HELP
You can help people affected by disasters and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Donate by visiting redcross.org, calling (800) RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Visit redcross.org today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.
DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP
Download the free Red Cross Emergency App now to be ready in case of a disaster in your community. You can use the app’s “I’m Safe” button to connect with loved ones. The Emergency App can be found in the app store for your mobile device by searching for “American Red Cross” or by going to redcross.org/apps.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.