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How donations are used to help storm victims

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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI (WLBT) - Wednesday is Red Cross Day, and the organization has provided assistance to a number of victims of the April 24th tornadoes and the storms that hit May 1, 2010.

Some people who give a donation often wonder how it's used, so here are some examples of how the money is spent.

$20 provides two meals to a disaster victim served at a shelter site or through mobile feeding units.

$25 provides a cleanup kit for one family which comes with household-cleaning supplies while $50 covers delivery of cleanup and comfort supplies for a family of four.

And $75 covers the costs to feed and shelter a storm victim for one day.

If you would like to make a donation call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or                          1-800-RED-CROSS, or you can go online to www.redcross.org.

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