Red Cross donations still vitally needed for recovery - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Red Cross donations still vitally needed for recovery

Posted: Updated:
Your support to the Red Cross continues to ensure storm victims get the services they need. Your support to the Red Cross continues to ensure storm victims get the services they need.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:59:02 GMT
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>
  • FBI confirms investigation of Madison Co. deputies continues

    FBI confirms investigation of Madison Co. deputies continues

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:52:17 GMT
    We are finding out what the next step is in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's review of accusations of civil rights violations by members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    We are finding out what the next step is in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's review of accusations of civil rights violations by members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • With 'Tent City' closed, Huntsville's homeless scattered

    With 'Tent City' closed, Huntsville's homeless scattered

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:42:28 GMT
    Homeless people who had once camped at a central location are now set up in other areas of the city, and said they still receive assistance from churches and other organizations.More >>
    Homeless people who had once camped at a central location are now set up in other areas of the city, and said they still receive assistance from churches and other organizations.More >>
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

At a makeshift Red Cross outpost in Athens Monday, workers said a lot of people are still struggling to obtain the bare essentials.

The Red Cross set up shop at Friendship United Methodist Church on Sunday, helping people find places to stay, supplying people with food, clothing, medicine and more.

Tracy Ramirez was one of those obtaining assistance Monday. The April 28 tornado destroyed her home.

"Trees fell on my vehicle, so I no longer have a vehicle or a home," she said.

She was able to obtain glasses for her daughter, who needs them for school.

"What little money we do have has to go for survival," Ramirez said.

Right now, Ramirez has nothing but the clothes on her back, and the essentials the Red Cross gave her. She said she is waiting and praying that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will approve her application for assistance.

"Instead of days, it feels like years going by," she said. "You don't have anything, and you have kids, it's hard because you want to give them what they don't have anymore."

Without help from the Red Cross, Ramirez said she didn't know where she would be.

Donations are continually accepted by the Red Cross. You can donate to the North Central Alabama chapter online, or you can make a $10 donation via text – send the word REDCROSS (no spaces) to 90999.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.