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AmeriCares aiding tornado victims

Published 6:27 pm, Thursday, May 1, 2014
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AmeriCares is deploying an emergency response team to Arkansas to coordinate deliveries of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors of the deadly tornadoes that struck the South and Midwest.

At least 14 people were reportedly killed in Arkansas alone, and dozens of homes were destroyed throughout the region.

"We have a relief team on the way and we are working with local partners to meet the immediate health needs of survivors," Garrett Ingoglia, AmeriCares vice president of emergency response, said. "We have medicines and relief supplies pre-positioned in our warehouse ready to be distributed to families in need."

AmeriCares will have staff on the ground in Arkansas to assess immediate needs and coordinate aid deliveries. In Kansas, AmeriCares is working with a partner organization to provide TDAP vaccines to protect first responders digging through the rubble.

To support AmeriCares tornado relief efforts, visit americares.org.