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South Georgia Red Cross helps north Georgia

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A Red Cross official from south Georgia is in north Georgia now helping victims of last week's tornadoes.

Valdosta Emergency Services Director Jack Looney went to help with relief efforts.

550 homes in our state were destroyed and 474 suffered major damage.

300 people have stayed in shelters set up by the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross says the best way you can help is to donate money.

"We've been trying to explain to people the best way they can help is just by making a donation the typical visit to red cross web site or text 90999 and they can make a donation that way or just bring it to the local chapter," said Executive Director Terri Jenkins.

192 red cross disaster workers are responding to the storms across georgia. Emergency response vehicles are providing thousands of meals and hundreds of comfort kits.

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