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Cash donations is best way to help tornado survivors

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) -

The Indiana Joint Information Center says the best way to help disaster survivors in southeastern Indiana is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency, like the American Red Cross.

The type and amount of items needed can change hourly because of the evolving emergency situation. Cash is far more flexible than goods and allows voluntary agencies to more quickly acquire the supplies needed to address the most urgent needs.

The center says, "Well-meaning individuals who show up to help without prior contact or coordination with disaster management personnel in southern Indiana can further complicate or even hinder response and recovery operations already underway. "

For more information about other ways to help, go to www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/howtohelp

The Red Cross says you can go to http://www.cincinnatiredcross.org/ or call 513-579-3024 to donate.

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