I am sure you have seen the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma. We want to help raise donations to the Red Cross by giving you a chance to win an autographed “Shameless” season 2 DVD and some autographed photos of Noel. Once again, Noel has graciously offered to help our efforts to raise money for a great cause!
So what do you need to do?
Donate any amount of your choosing to the Red Cross and then send us your proof of donation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your twitter handle (if you have one), full name and city, state, and country by Sunday, June 2, 2013 for a chance to win “Shameless” Season 2 DVD set or one of several autographed photos of Noel.
The winner will get to choose from either the DVD or photo. We will then select other winners for the remaining prizes.
We may add some more DVDs if we receive an overwhelming response.
Read about the latest efforts by the Red Cross to help the affected in Oklahoma:
Already this week, more than 200 Red Cross disaster workers in Oklahoma have opened shelters, kitchens and emergency aid stations. In these locations, people can find a safe refuge, food and snacks, emotional support, health care services and information about what other help is available.
Shelters are also open in Texas after the recent tornadoes there. More than 380 people spent Tuesday night in Red Cross and community shelters in Oklahoma and Texas. Red Cross health services volunteers are working with the Medical Reserve Corps to visit the injured in local hospitals and offering services at the emergency aid stations like helping people replace prescriptions and other medical items. Spiritual Care teams are working with partners to comfort people affected by the storm.
“The Red Cross is on the ground in Oklahoma helping people begin the recovery process after this tragic storm,” said Trevor Riggen, vice president of Disaster Operations and Logistics for the Red Cross. “We’re expanding our relief efforts as more workers, equipment and supplies arrive. Over the next few days, Red Cross volunteers will also work with many of the affected families to meet emergency needs and connect them with recovery resources.”
Working with the Southern Baptist Convention, two kitchens will be serving meals today. They have the capability of cooking tens of thousands of meals a day if needed. Trailers of relief supplies have been shipped to the area, including things like comfort items containing personal toiletries and relief items including coolers, buckets, gloves, dust masks, trash bags, flashlights, tarps, shovels, rakes and blankets. Almost 30 emergency response vehicles are in Oklahoma to travel through neighborhoods, distributing food and relief supplies to those in need. Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern will visit the relief effort today with Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.