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Red Cross Efforts In Disasters

by Melissa Langbehn

WAUSAU (WAOW)--The American Red Cross is on the ground In American Samoa helping victims there recover.

Getting information out of the island is very slow.

Local Red Cross leaders this is a reminder of how their organization helps people in need.

Not only do volunteers provide basic supplies they also provide information.

Increasingly, the organization's web site is used in disaster areas to to connect victims with their loved ones.

Marathon County Red Cross leaders say the organization encourages victims in disaster areas to register online so that they can connect with family and friends who may be concerned about what has happened to them.

If you want to make a donation to help with the relief efforts  go to http://www.redcross.org.

The money is used for food, supplies and emotional support.

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