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Red Cross donations still vitally needed for recovery

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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.
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.

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