December 22, 2014

Medina
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Medina County Red Cross collects for Okla. aid

MEDINA — The Medina County chapter of the American Red Cross said local residents are stepping up to help those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday.

A few residents have stopped by the office with checks to help those who lost their homes in Oklahoma, said Beth Kilchenman, executive director of the local chapter.

“It was a little unexpected to see some people walking into our office with checks, and some are very generous donations,” she said.

Right now, the American Red Cross said monetary donations are most needed, because those struggling can get their basic needs taken care of by purchasing items at local stores.

“With a monetary donation, we’re also able to give people a card to get the items they need and help the local economy there,” she said.

Monetary donations also help support the cost of establishing shelters and providing food for those in need.