Volunteers with Springfield’s Red Cross chapter are making preparations now, in anticipation of being called in to assist with tornado recovery efforts in Oklahoma.
Colleen Stone with the Illinois Capital Area Chapter says they haven’t gotten the call for help yet. She says chapters in and near Oklahoma City would handle the immediate aftermath of the disaster and then call for reinforcements. Stone expects local volunteers will head to Oklahoma in the next several days.
In the meantime, Stone says anyone who wants to help can text “REDCROSS” to 70000. The local chapter will then contact the donor and arrange that donation through credit or debit card, or check.