Red Cross on scene in Dickinson County helping storm victims

Dickinson County residents affected by tornadoes on Wednesday got help Thursday from the American Red Cross.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross in Kansas and Nebraska were on hand in Dickinson County on Thursday, May 26 helping tornado victims. (KSN photo)

DICKINSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – After the tornado that roared through Dickinson County Wednesday night, residents there who sustained property damage caused by the storm got some help from the American Red Cross.

Volunteers from Red Cross chapters across Kansas and Nebraska immediately responded to the area affected by the storm and set up shop at a recreation center in Abilene.

Thursday, those volunteers were out in the parts of the county where tornadoes damaged homes, delivering food and other supplies to victims to lost everything.

“Whenever a disaster occurs like this, the idea is that we get here as quickly as possible to assess the situation and, more importantly, to help the people that have been affected by the disaster, like this one,” said Red Cross Volunteer Ross Frank.

Officials with the Red Cross say at last report they’ve received a dozen calls from families whose homes were damaged by the tornado.

The organization also is helping match up victims with client case work volunteers who will help them with their immediate and long-term needs, including food, medicine and monetary support.

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