MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Twin Cities chapter of the Red Cross is joining the tornado relief effort in the south. The local office already has a representative on the way.
Spokeswoman Carrie Carlson said they had dozens of teams in Minnesota on standby ready go at moment’s notice.
“Our emergency response vehicle was put on alert yesterday and we have volunteers on standby ready to leave today,” explained Carlson.
Carlson said once their representatives get down there, she will make an assessment on what is needed and then contact teams back here.
She says they have dozens of people with the training and capability to help in the devastated states. One of them who is headed down south is Lynette Nyman.
“I’ve been deployed from Minneapolis to head down to Tuscaloosa, Alabama,” said Nyman from MSP Airport Thursday morning.
Nyman says she’ll find out how Red Cross volunteers from this area can help.
“We know that people have died in this storm, and families are affected, displaced. So I’ll be connecting with them and seeing what their needs are.”
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports