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We're gonna go back to Oklahoma and talked to folks there on the ground who were trying to reach out and help those.
Who have been experiencing incredible.
Devastation that one of the organizations that has been working diligently quite hard.
With the folks there on the ground the Red Cross the Red Cross has been mobilized there since the beginning.
And continues to have a number of volunteers dare try to reach out and provide.
Emergency resources to the people -- lost everything joining us -- -- and Honecker was a spokesperson for the American Red Cross Alison thank you so much for joining us.
Give us a sense as to where things stand at this moment a lot of people are wondering.
Because so many people lost their homes.
Places for these people to go beyond the -- -- for the long term do you foresee having to set up trailers and things like that.
Well you know right now we're just we're trying to address the immediate needs -- we have we do that shelters set up we have aid stations set up.
Where people can go get supplies cleaning supplies.
Water food and just kind of regrouped we also have mobile feeding tracks that will.
Be going throughout the neighborhoods while people are cleaning and trying to see you.
Figure out what they're gonna do next though at this moment we're addressing immediate needs of the people and as things move further.
-- and other organizations also enjoying it.
The -- that they will I'm sure those out forecast Sydney will be taking care of with everyone I know that.
Of course our hearts go out to the people -- been affected there and this is a story that continues to dominate the headlines.
But your concern and o.s and other relief agencies out there is what happens once the cameras go away.
Once we are a couple months into this because it is going to take.
A long time to get everything back on track there what is your advice.
What is it you'd like people understand -- that.
About this effort and the fact that it it is going to take a sustained.
Outreach from people all over the country.
You know it is going to take some time and cleaning up in rebuilding is something that's hard for everyone this is a very devastating time.
-- and this is it time to take care of yourself mentally CNN I think.
As time goes and your mental health is very important that people who -- affected here when need to really attend that is well.
The Red Cross has mental health support as well that will be out my ground.
To help people with -- and move on retirement we'll be here as I hesitate to help people -- back the next the next transition.
And again the best advice is if people want to help.
To give money.
Give money to -- agencies like yours so that you can better address the specific needs that are needed and that people need.
At this moment correct.
That's right -- and really what we try to view is yes the needs of the moment and we are able to do that efficiently.
By -- you know.
Being able to see you have the supplies already in hand purchase of -- and get things that they need quickly and its view that -- your donations really help.
Alison thank you very much good luck to all of you I know you're working really really hard and again our hearts go out to all of folks there who have been.
Experiencing such tremendous loss there we will be checking back with you throughout the days and weeks ahead appreciate it.
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