Red Cross shelter houses Kokomo tornado victims

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A Red Cross shelter in Kokomo continued Wednesday to house and feed victims of this past weekend’s devastating tornadoes.

The Carver Community Center at 1030 North Purdum Street has been transformed into an emergency assistance shelter, where at least a dozen people stayed overnight Tuesday.

A Red Cross volunteer told FOX59 News that roughly 20 people went to the shelter for dinner, while between 12 and 14 slept on the cots.  Organizers said they expect that number to double for breakfast Wednesday morning.

The group is also coordinating mobile food deliveries to people in affected areas.

A spokesperson for the disaster relief organization said financial donations are welcome to help people dealing with the aftermath of Sunday’s tornadoes.  Anyone wishing to donate can call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As far as donating physical goods, the spokesperson referred FOX59 to this list of well-intended, but not particularly helpful items.

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