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Lesson From Joplin for Oklahoma Volunteers

Do you want to help the Oklahoma tornado victims? Don’t send bottled water… send money. The Red Cross’ Dave Griffith says don’t even think about heading to the scene, like some folks in southwest Missouri two years ago.

“[Volunteers] got in their cars and trucks, and loaded a lot of water and stuff and went down to Joplin [in 2011],” Griffith says. “They were very disappointed when they got to the city limits and were turned away.”

He says the fastest way to help is to text the words “Red Cross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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