Omaha Public Radio News
9:04 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Red Cross volunteers from Nebraska deployed to six states

Omaha, NE – More than a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from Nebraska, including three from Omaha, are assisting storm victims in six states.

Heartland Chapter spokeswoman Danelle Schlegelmilch says the volunteers are serving meals, distributing clean-up kits, and helping victims find assistance after floods and tornadoes. She says volunteers are spending two to three weeks in those areas. Right now many of the Red Cross volunteers are in Tennessee, assisting victims of flooding there. Schlegelmilch says volunteers are also responding to Oklahoma after several tornadoes there earlier this week.

Volunteers from Chadron, Norfolk, Grand Island, and Kearney are also deployed to southern states assisting storm victims.

At least six tornadoes moved through the Oklahoma City metro area earlier this week, killing two people. Flooding caused more than $1.5 billion dollars in damage in Nashville, Tennessee.