Local Red Cross on the way to help tornado victims - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Local Red Cross on the way to help tornado victims


Two local Red Cross workers left Lubbock on Tuesday night, headed to the Dallas area in an emergency response vehicle, ready to help tornado victims.

"By getting these mobile feeding units into the Dallas area wherever they're needed tomorrow morning, they will be able to drive out to those locations and take care of the clients," Red Cross Chairman Bill Curnow said.

Once Dwain Cox and KimLee Howard arrive in Dallas, they'll coordinate with the area Red Cross units.

The emergency vehicle is equipped with a side window, allowing them to serve up to 500 hot or cold meals at a time.

"They could be driving street to street throughout a neighborhood passing out meals to people cleaning up, or we could be in a fixed location like a shelter or recovery center," Curnow said.

The truck is equipped with several drink containers and other necessary supplies they can hand out to those in need.

"The back of the truck is designed so we can actually put pallets of goods in there, so if we have clean-up kits or other bulk supplies, we can drop them directly in the back and pass out," Curnow said.

With areas hit by tornadoes still assessing the damage, it's too early to tell where his crew will be stationed, but Curnow says they'll be able to go wherever they're needed.

For more information, or to donate online, visit the Lubbock Red Cross on the web.

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