Red Cross Truck Offers High Tech Tornado Help

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

The American Red Cross continues to provide disaster relief with some high tech help.

"Our purpose is to respond to disasters and to provide, initially, telephone and computer service to the Red Cross workers so they can do their job in helping the people who have been effected by the disaster," says Red Cross volunteer Craig Dieckman.

The Emergency Communications Response Vehicle represents one of just nine in the entire country. Red Cross volunteers say the truck also helps connect various agencies with one another during a disaster.

In addition to helping provide communications for tornado victims, the Red Cross has been offering food, shelter, counseling, and damage assessments.

If you need help or want to contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund, call 1-800-HELP-NOW, or log onto

For disaster assistance in Stoughton call (608) 233-9300, and in Viola call (608) 647-2725.

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