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Red Cross gets bill for storm damage; needs donations

April 4, 2007

Americus-  Getting storm victims back on their feet has proved costly for the Middle Flint Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Their storm recovery effort is expected to cost 1.2 million dollars. The Chapter, which serves five counties, operated 13 ERV's and offered more than 30,000 meals, and 78,000 snacks during the height of the clean up. Donations to fund the assistance however has fallen short amounting to just $100,000 for a 1.2 million dollar bill.

"We're still at a deficit of quite a bit but we're hoping everybody will step up to the plate and help us. We've had some large foundations like Weyerhaeuser, and Georgia Power, and AT&T, help us and step up to the plate and it's been tremendous," said Leisa Cross, Middle Flint American Red Cross.

More than 841 volunteers helped assist storm victims through the Red Cross. Overall the Red Cross assisted 420 families, and is still helping as many as ten families still displaced by the storms. If you want to help the Red Cross you can Make a donation online at www.redcross.org.

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