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Local Red Cross volunteer heads to Illinois to help with tornado recovery

Published On: Nov 22 2013 12:08:02 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 08:32:44 AM CST
LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) -

A Local Red Cross volunteer is heading to Illinois to help tornado victims.

Shirley Stinson is joining several other volunteers from Wisconsin to help with recovery efforts. They will help get people basics like food, shelter, and clothing. They will also help them get the resources to help start the recovery process.

Right now, there are 19 Red Cross shelters helping about 100 people.

The local Red Cross director says the two week trip will not only help victims, but it will be valuable learning experience. "The volunteer, she goes down there, she'll be helping those people start their recovery, getting them the resources they need, but then when she comes back, she brings that experience here locally to help our community be more resilient," said Regional Director Kyle Kriegl.

To find out more information on how to donate to the Red Cross or even volunteer, you can visit their website at www.redcross.org.

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