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Vickie and Rick Green have been living off a grill since the tornado hit Moore on Monday. Vickie and Rick Green have been living off a grill since the tornado hit Moore on Monday.
Moore residents are expressing their gratitude for the endless donations, thoughts and prayers coming from the Mid-South. Moore residents are expressing their gratitude for the endless donations, thoughts and prayers coming from the Mid-South.
With the task of recovery underway in Oklahoma, the Red Cross arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South. With the task of recovery underway in Oklahoma, the Red Cross arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South.
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(WMC-TV) - Moore residents are expressing their gratitude for the endless donations, thoughts and prayers coming from the Mid-South.

Volunteers beyond the Oklahoma state line, including Mid-Southerners, helped with relief, succeeded in making much progress over the week.

"It was just amazing that the devastation," said Moore resident Vickie Green who used to live in the Mid-South.

More than 13,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing possibly $2 billion in damage. The monstrous tornado took the lives of 24 people, including several children and two infants.

A Mid-South woman is one of many picking of the pieces of their lives after the storm.

Vickie and Rick Green have been living off a grill since the tornado hit Moore on Monday.

"Since we don't' have power we've been cooking outside on our grills," said Vickie.

From inside their storm cellar, the two waited for about 30 minutes before they came up Monday.

"We could hear pieces of debris hitting the garage door," she said. "We heard the sounds of tornado twice actually. Like the sound of the train."

After seeing the light damage in her front yard, she felt lucky. Read her full story here.

With the task of recovery underway in Oklahoma, the Red Cross arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South.

"Trying to find out, getting organized on the first day out then being able to really get in there and help people out ... Just getting out on assignment getting ready to go where we're needed and who we help," said Mid-South Red Cross volunteer Peggy Young.

She spent the day dropping of hot meals to a shelter. Also, she helped load up water, snacks and other supplies.

Young said she got the call earlier in the week and was ready to leave two hours later. Now she is here to help wherever need be.

Along with her fellow volunteers, she will be in Moore for two to three weeks. Read her full story here.

You can still donate to the red cross here.

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