Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
September 20, 2005
Dasher - She's only 13 years old, but her voice stretches well beyond her years, and her heart is even bigger. "People are rebuilding homes, and you hear about people donating clothes and money, but I haven't heard anything about people helping rebuild schools," said Greta.
So Greta Smidt decided to take charge, and help restore some sense of normalcy to kids along the Gulf Coast. "Overnight, a child loses its normal life, no school, no home, friends or family, and some even lost their pets," said Greta. "I thought, why don't I use my God-given talent to sing for the people."
And that's exactly what she's doing. Between now and Thanksgiving, Greta will give at least one concert a week in hopes of raising $100,000 to rebuild a school in Louisiana. "I think music has a tremendous power to soften people's hearts and let them give to you," said Greta.
She gave her first benefit performance last week, and raised $550. Singing for such a large crowd would be frightening for most children, but Greta says one thing helps her through it. "I run the pictures of those children through my mind, and it ends up being great, and I manage to touch the hearts of many people," said Greta.
Greta's next performance is Thursday night at 5:00 at Super Wal-Mart on Inner Perimeter Road in Valdosta.