(WICHITA, Kan.) — When devestation happens, Kansans are always ready to help. And that was obvious Monday when KWCH hosted a Red Cross Disaster Relief hot-line.
In three hours, Kansasns called in to donated more than $10,000. It was more than the Red Cross had expected or hoped for. Donations can still be made at www.redcross.org
The money donated will go to the Red Cross Disaster relief fund. The fund helps victims across the county in situations like Saturday's tornado outbreak.
The Red Cross says financial donations are the best way to help. "While well intended, in-kind donations of clothing, food, water or other supplies are not needed. Red Cross appreciates the offers of help, but right now the best way to help disaster victims is with a financial donation," Williams said.
The Red Cross is already providing assistance to Kansas families impacted by Saturday's storms. As of Monday morning, the Red Cross provided 230 meals and 40 overnight stays to Wichita residents.
"Red Cross is adapting to the situation and working with the people to help with their immediate needs," said James Williams, Red Cross spokesperson. "We're working diligently to get people back on the road to recovery."