INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hoosiers are already on the move to provide goods and services to help with the recovery after a tornado that hit Moore, Okla. left potentially more than $1 billion in damages.
Tuesday night a semi-trailer left Madison County bound for Oklahoma. But that's not the only help heading to the devastation. 24-Hour News 8 learned the first Indy Red Cross volunteer is headed to Oklahoma City.
Barbara Cross is preparing for another mission; this time to Moore, Okla. She's the first Red Cross volunteer from Indianapolis heading out to help after the tornadoes.
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"This is going to be a really hard one," Cross said. "It's really hard to take it in. It doesn't seem real."
Cross said what makes this devastation so different is the number of people affected. Her main focus will be on metal health. Cross said not only will the victims need help coping, but so will first responders and aid workers.
"We've seen it on TV and we're going to see it when we get down there. We've got so many people that have lost their homes," she said.
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While Cross plans to fly, other Hoosiers will take another route to get help to the devastation. Members of the Alexandria Eagles Lodge 1771 are taking a semi-trailer down to Oklahoma.
"It's doesn't matter where they are from," said Alexandria Eagles Lodge 1771 president Jim King.
The trailer was loaded up with just a few supplies Tuesday, but they planned to get more.
"From here we'll be stopping at the Walmart at Muncie and picking up some more supplies to finish filling up the trailer," said Alexandria Eagles Lodge member Rex Patton.
King said helping people is nothing new for them. In fact, the last time they filled the trailer with donations was after the Henryville tornado.
"And before Henryville, we made a trip to the state of Arkansas when they had all the flooding," King said.
Back at the airport, Cross said she's focused on her mission.
"My job is to make sure everybody is doing OK in headquarters and out in the field," Cross said.
Even if you can't make the trip to Moore, Okla., you can help the relief efforts. Officials said the best way to do that is to donate money.
The Red Cross and The Salvation Army have made it easy. Just text "redcross" to 90999 to give $10. Or donate $10 to The Salvation Army by texting the word "storm" to 80888. Officials said that donation will feed a disaster survivor for one whole day. And, a $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and first responders.
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