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Red Cross helps tornado victims with supplies, advice

March 27, 2003

Camilla-- Kids pick up stress from their parents, and a natural disaster can cause a lot of stress. Many kids who were involved in last week's deadly tornado are having nightmares, especially if they had to deal with the 2000 tornado.

American Red Cross Mental Health workers are in town to help. They say kids may have anxiety and fears that they need to talk about. It's important for adults and kids to grieve at their own pace, and the fear will pass with time.

Most importantly, parents need to spend a lot of time with their kids. “Hold your kids, take them in your arms,” said Mental Health Officer Allan Russell. “Look at them and give them your undivided attention for a period of time. Let them know you are connected emotionally with them."

The Red Cross also has free coloring books and stuffed animals for the younger tornado survivors. The book is written in English and Spanish and is designed to teach kids how to cope with natural disasters.

 The Red Cross is set up in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center in Camilla. Saturday is tornado clean-up day in Mitchell County, but volunteers need supplies. The Adventist Donation Center in Camilla needs work gloves, rakes, shovels and clean-up equipment.

The American Red Cross has received donations from Lowe's and Procter and Gamble, but could always use more.

On Saturday, the Red Cross will have a tent set up on Goodson Road for volunteers. “We're gonna have snacks and drinks and some of the clean-up supplies from the warehouse. Also mental health people and probably family services there,” said Jim Johnson of the American Red Cross.

You can drop off donations at the Donation Center Warehouse on US 19 in Camilla, next to Wal-Mart. They are still looking for food and supplies, but have plenty of clothes.

To volunteer this Saturday call the Chamber of Commerce in Camilla.

posted at 4:00PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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