Three more Bay Area residents are heading out to Oklahoma to help with recovery efforts from a devastating tornado that took place earlier this month, according to the American Red Cross.
Brentwood resident Else Von Schopp, Lindsey McClenahan of San Francisco and Fairfield resident Billy White are all leaving this weekend, joining seven other Bay Area residents already deployed in relief efforts in the region.
More than 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers are operating shelters, kitchens, community centers and emergency aid stations in communities affected by the May 20 tornado, Red Cross officials said today.
More than 455 people spent the night in Red Cross shelters Friday night. Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 34,000 relief supply items, 182,000 meals and snacks, and made 8,000 contacts with residents, officials said.
From the Bay Area, people can help tornado victims by making a donation at redcross.org or by calling (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767).