Tornadoes touched down in several states this week causing widespread damage
Dozens were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed by the storms
Disaster Relief organizations are mobilizing to help victims and begin cleanup
Towns in Kansas, Illinois and Missouri are coordinating cleanup volunteers
Severe storms tore through the Midwest and South on Friday, killing at least 32 people. Tornadoes were reported from Alabama to Ohio.
This comes only days after another deadly line of storms spawned multiple tornadoes, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses across seven states.
Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing across the region to provide aid to survivors and begin cleanup efforts.
The Red Cross has opened 22 shelters in 11 states for displaced residents and continues to assess damage in the region.
Local Red Cross chapters have dispatched emergency response vehicles to provide meals for hundreds of residents and first responders.
Go online to make a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your mobile device.
Salvation Army canteens and mobile feeding units are providing meals to victims and first responders in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee.
The organization served more than 200 meals at an evacuee center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and set up a shelter at the Cleveland, Tennessee, office.
To support the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services fund, go online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
Make a $10 donation to The Salvation Army Midland Division serving Missouri and Southern Illinois by texting ARCH to 80888.
Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization composed of veteran volunteers, has sent two-person Veteran Response Teams to Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
Team Rubicon’s mission is to “unite the skills and experience of military veterans with medical professionals” in crisis situations.
To support Team Rubicon’s disaster response efforts, log on to their website.
Samaritan’s Purse sent five tractor-trailers with emergency supplies and equipment to damaged areas in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
Go online to donate to the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Fund.
Harrisburg, Illinois, Police Chief Bob Smith directed anyone interested in volunteering with cleanup efforts in the area to call Operation Blessing at 618-294-9600.
Branson, Missouri, is accepting volunteers to help with storm cleanup efforts. Visit the Volunteer Branson website for more information.
Volunteers interested in helping with cleanup efforts in Harveyville, Kansas, must be older than 13 and register by email to email@example.com. For more information, log on to the United Way of the Plains website.
For a more complete list of organizations helping tornado victims across the Midwest and South, log on to CNN.com/Impact.