How to help tornado victims in the South

Robbie Thomas, cries as she looks through her tornado ravaged home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday AP Photo/Dave Martin

Here are some ways to help victims of the tornadoes in the South:

— AMERICAN RED CROSS — U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

— CATHOLIC CHARITIES — The charity accepts disaster donations by calling 1-800-919-9338 or visiting https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.

— SALVATION ARMY — The charity is providing food, drinks and spiritual support to victims. To donate, text GIVE to 80888 to donate $10 through your phone bill. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.

— SAVE THE CHILDREN — The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations online at http://j.mp/kbE3A6 . People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours.

— WORLD VISION — The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org or call 1-866-56-CHILD (24453).

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