Calls for help are still coming from those assisting in the aftermath of tragedies caused by a series of tornadoes in the American South.
The worst of the monstrous tornadoes was the one that devastated the city of Moore, Okla., which killed at least 60 people, at last count, including 20 children. Nearly the entire town was literally ripped to pieces by the massive twister, which was a mile wide and stayed on the ground for 40 minutes. Hundreds of people were seriously injured, and thousands of people lost their homes and literally everything they owned.
It’s the second time Moore has suffered such terror and loss. In May 1999, that city was also ravaged by one of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded, which killed dozens and wiped out much of the city.
The best way to contribute to the relief effort, according to rescue personnel, is to donate to the American Red Cross, which is full-force on the scene. People can donate online at www.redcross.org or they can send a check to “American Red Cross,” addressed to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.