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Bill Curnow of the Red Cross Talks Dallas Tornado Recovery on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Bill Curnow, disaster volunteer and chairman of the board for the Red Cross, talked with Rex and Cole Shooter about West Texas playing a role in the relief efforts for the Dallas/Fort Worth tornadoes.

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Curnow said that volunteers from West Texas arrived in Lancaster, Texas, about 8 hours after the tornadoes stuck, and were working handing out supplies to survivors. Curnow stressed the importance of having a plan, in case a disaster strikes. But Crunow mentioned that disaster relief is only part of what the Red Cross does.

“The big stuff, the stuff that makes TV, is 3% of what we respond to…day in and day out nationwide we respond to about 200 single-family disasters.”

The Red Cross is funded entirely through donations. To find out how to donate to the Red Cross, visit their website at

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