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>>

  • Huntsville woman stabbed with kitchen knife, police say

    Huntsville woman stabbed with kitchen knife, police say

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:30:38 GMT
    A Huntsville woman was stabbed in the leg with a kitchen knife. (Source: MGNOnline)A Huntsville woman was stabbed in the leg with a kitchen knife. (Source: MGNOnline)
    Huntsville Police Department responded to a Domestic Violence call on the 100 block of Mason Court at approximately 12:10 a.m.More >>
    Huntsville Police Department responded to a Domestic Violence call on the 100 block of Mason Court at approximately 12:10 a.m.More >>
  • Police: Woman screams at intruder

    Police: Woman screams at intruder

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:16:10 GMT
    A Huntsville woman woke up to find an unknown male in her home. (Source: MGNOnline)A Huntsville woman woke up to find an unknown male in her home. (Source: MGNOnline)
    The Huntsville Police Department responded to a robbery call in the 3500 block of Nathalee Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.More >>
    The Huntsville Police Department responded to a robbery call in the 3500 block of Nathalee Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.More >>
  • Breaking

    Hit and run suspect free on bond

    Hit and run suspect free on bond

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:48:35 GMT
    Police monitored activity around this SUV Monday. (Source: WAFF)Police monitored activity around this SUV Monday. (Source: WAFF)
    The woman accused in a deadly hit and run Sunday night is now free on bond.Madison County jail officials confirm 31 year old LaTonya Haley was released on $15,000 bond just before 10:30 Tuesday night.More >>
    The woman accused in a deadly hit and run Sunday night is now free on bond.Madison County jail officials confirm 31 year old LaTonya Haley was released on $15,000 bond just before 10:30 Tuesday night.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.