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How to help the North Texas Tornado Victims

As residents in Hood, Johnson, and Ellis counties begin the rebuilding process after Wednesday night's outbreak of tornadoes, those wish to assist have a number of options.

- The Red Cross is providing relief funds to the area through their general disaster relief fund. Those who wish to contribute can text REDCROSS to 90999 and give $10 to the fund.

-Two shelters in Hood County for victims. They are located at First Christian Church, 2109 West Hwy 377 in Granbury and First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury.The group is also working to set up a shelter for victims in Johnson County.

-Hood County sheriffs say anyone that wishes to volunteer should report to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury. Volunteers should meet on the Loop side and look for the CERT trailer, according to a press release.

-Looking for loved ones in the Granbury area should call 817-579-2888 to get info from Lake Granbury Hospital.(http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51901896/

 Update 5/16/13:

Seven of 14 people who had previously been unaccounted for had checked in by Thursday morning, Deeds said at a press conference on Thursday. About 100 people were reported injured and as many as 250 were homeless after the swarm of twisters that ripped up trees and knocked down homes on Wednesday evening.

The six deceased were all adults, Deeds said. There have been no reports of injuries to first responders, the sheriff said.“Everything’s running smooth, everything’s looking good,” Deeds said of recovery efforts on Thursday.

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05/16/2013 9:32AM
How to help the North Texas Tornado Victims
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