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$1Million in Tornado Relief Underway; Flood Response Being Prepared
AmeriCares will be there to help communities recover from this tragic disaster as residents rebuild their homes and their lives.”
— Emergency responder, ET Theotokatos
The scope of the humanitarian crisis continues to grow in the South, after hundreds of powerful tornadoes ripped through seven states in late April, killing more than 350, crushing entire neighborhoods, and leaving tens of thousands homeless and displaced.
AmeriCares responded immediately and has since launched a prolonged tornado relief operation, including deliveries of more than $1 million in medicines, humanitarian aid and water to help families struggling to recover.
One day after the killer twisters struck, AmeriCares dispatched a relief expert to impact areas to mobilize emergency aid to health care providers, shelters and food banks serving communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas:
One of the dozens of houses destroyed by the tornado in Smithville
Meanwhile, the southern portion of the U.S. is faced with the most severe breakout of Mississippi River flooding since the 1930’s. AmeriCares has reached out through its U.S. Clinic Network, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Association of Free Clinics, Feeding America, and the Salvation Army to prepare a targeted response for those affected in Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.
AmeriCares responds immediately to disasters: tornadoes and floods in the South, hurricanes in the Gulf, wildfires in the West. Wherever disaster strikes in the U.S. and around the world, we are ready to help save lives and restore health and hope.
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