Red Cross http://wkms.org en How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims http://wkms.org/post/how-help-oklahoma-tornado-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday, an </span>EF-4<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma leaving many homes destroyed and families searching to find their loved ones. Within hours, organizations across the nation began efforts to help the victims and provide relief to disaster responders. Here’s how you can help in your area:</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:24:09 +0000 John Null & Rob Canning 31717 at http://wkms.org How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims Ky. Blood Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York http://wkms.org/post/ky-blood-helps-hurricane-sandy-victims-new-york <p>Blood donations have been in high demand since Super Storm ‘Sandy’ struck the eastern seaboard.&nbsp; As part of a national network, blood gathered by the Lexington-based Kentucky Blood Center has been sent to disaster areas.&nbsp;&nbsp; Blood Center spokeswoman Denise Fields says some blood products collect in the commonwealth have already been sent to New York.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:39:59 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 24322 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims http://wkms.org/post/w-ky-red-cross-chapters-deploy-help-hurricane-isaac-victims <p>Western Kentucky Red Cross chapters have deployed seven volunteers to help with Hurricane Isaac Storm clean up. Paducah Area Red Cross Director Jessica Toren says&nbsp;the volunteers from four chapters have deployed to locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana, and more volunteers are on standby.&nbsp; Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:37:25 +0000 Angela Hatton 21520 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims Red Cross Couple Awaits Storm http://wkms.org/post/red-cross-couple-awaits-storm <p></p><p>A husband and wife from McCracken County are in Alabama this morning, hoping to help out when Tropical Storm Issac makes landfall. The Paducah Sun reports volunteers Eddie and Patricia Jordan drove a Red Cross emergency response vehicle to Montgomery yesterday to await the storm and aid its anticipated victims. Forecasters say the tropical storm could strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall tomorrow or Wednesday. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:32:52 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Paducah Sun 21323 at http://wkms.org Red Cross Couple Awaits Storm Red Cross Warns of Heat-Related Illness http://wkms.org/post/red-cross-warns-heat-related-illness <p>With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across Illinois, experts there say it&#39;s time to take precautions.&nbsp;American Red Cross experts say signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, sweating and headaches.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:22:55 +0000 Associated Press 18307 at http://wkms.org Red Cross Warns of Heat-Related Illness Kentucky State Police Accepting Storm Donations http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-accepting-storm-donations <p>Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth are accepting donations of nonperishable food and cleaning supplies for storm victims. Collection begins today at all KSP posts and will continue through the weekend. The agency says only food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, bedding and the like should be brought to police posts. Monetary donations should be made to service organizations, such as the Red Cross.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:40:17 +0000 Gary Pitts 17170 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Accepting Storm Donations Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief http://wkms.org/post/red-cross-seeks-help-tornado-relief <p>Relief and recovery efforts continue today across&nbsp;Kentucky&nbsp;and southern&nbsp;Indiana, where Friday&rsquo;s outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 30 people and caused widespread devastation. Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across&nbsp;Kentucky. And Red Cross spokeswoman Vicki Eichstaedt says the best way for people to help tornado victims everywhere is with a financial contribution to the agency. You can find information on how to give <a href="http://www.redcross.org">here</a>.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:49:28 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 17163 at http://wkms.org Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief