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Red Cross spends Christmas morning passing out food and supplies to storm victims

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)- Red Cross has been working closely with Southside Baptist Church on Chestnut to provide shelter and food for storm victims. According to the Red Cross, although dozens stayed at the church yesterday for food and shelter, most families did not spend the night. Many left to be with family and friends for the Christmas holiday. 

The Red Cross did spend most of the morning, driving to different neighborhoods, helping storm victims in need of food and supplies.

"We've been handing out a lot of tarps to people who have lost their roofs and have damage. We've also been handing out snacks and beverages to the people that are out working on their homes," said Debbie Overland.

Red Cross workers told us members of the community have been very helpful and several other organizations have also gotten involved. Help is still needed though. If anyone is interested in making cash donations to the Red Cross, it will greatly help in continuing the recovery efforts.

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