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Severe Storms Across the US

Vilonia, AR Tornado 4-27-11
Red Cross volunteer Ondra Phillips takes hot meals from a mobile feeding unit that canvassed damaged neighborhoods in Vilonia, Ark.

There have been multiple devastating storms across the South and East portions of the U.S. in the last few weeks. Last night, one of the worst hit states was Alabama, with tornadoes destroying countless homes and taking lives.

Red Cross chapters have been hard at work providing shelter, food, and comfort to people affected by these disasters. In fact, since April 8 the Red Cross has opened more than 40 shelters and provided more than 3,000 overnight stays. In addition, with community partners, the Red Cross has served nearly 250,000 meals and snacks and distributed more than 22,000 items like clean-up supplies and comfort kits to people in the affected areas.

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