Red Cross helps tornado victims

Red cross helps tornado victims

CARTERET COUNTY - Eight Red Cross volunteers spent Thanksgiving helping 15 families affected by Tuesday's EF2 tornado.

Teams of disaster workers also went through damaged areas today checking in with residents to see if anyone needed help.

"The people are upset because they don't know what's going to happen next, many had no insurance. I feel bad for them because I went through a similar situation during Irene when our house was filled with 28 inches of water," said volunteer Lanikai Morbley.

The organization announced people who have sustained damage to their homes will receive support packages. The Red Cross will meet with the families individually to assess their needs.

Since Wednesday morning the Red Cross has provided shelter, clothing, food, blankets, minor medical care, supplies and emotional support to those affected by the tornado.

The Red Cross set up an assistance center in Atlantic Beach to help families with recovery efforts.

Anyone still seeking assistance for the storms can call Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross at 252-637-3405.

If you would like to help with donations, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 or visit their website,

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