American Red Cross Shares Video with the Media

Footage available of Red Cross response to Southern Tornadoes

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2008 – Members of the media seeking video of the aftermath of the tornadoes that swept through the South can obtain Red Cross footage using the instructions below.

Local Red Cross chapters responded immediately following the tornadoes on February 5, 2008, opening shelters and offering much needed assistance. The Red Cross will remain in these impacted communities as they begin to rebuild from the devastation.

Instructions
Video is available from www.redcross.org. From the site, do the following:

1. Click ‘Press’ located on the top toolbar.
2. From the left-hand toolbar, click ‘Media/Video Library’
3. Under “For Media/Press,” click Disaster Relief Operations
4. Select the video you wish to use.

No courtesy required. Material comes pre-bugged.

Red Cross on-site Media Contacts and statistical information, such as shelter populations, can be found at our blog site.

For American Red Cross print and radio PSAs or Online Banners, go to http://www.redcross.org and click on ‘Press’ on the top toolbar, then click on ‘Available Advertisements’ on the left-hand toolbar.

For questions, contact Red Cross Public Affairs at 202-303-5551.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the February tornadoes, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.

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