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Memphis Red Cross team heads to Oklahoma

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(WMC-TV) - Red Cross volunteers from Memphis are on their way to Oklahoma, where a tornado flattened the town of Moore and killed more than 20 people.

A two-woman team with the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross left the Bluff City around 9 a.m.

When Linda Bomes and Janelle Wynn arrive, they will begin helping tornado victims in a variety of ways.

"Anything from mass feeding, damage assessment, shelter operations," explained Bomes.

"Just going to help and serve and do what we can," added Wynn.

Both Wynn and Bomes say they are prepared to deal with the worst after seeing the news reports of the Oklahoma devastation on television.

"Just don't know what you are going to face when you go there," Wynn said.

Bomes agreed, "It's going to be bad. I have to prepare myself mentally because you never know what kind of situation you are going to walk into."

Linda Bomes told that she has a special interest when it comes to tornadoes like the one that hit Oklahoma. In addition to working for the Red Cross, she has been a storm chaser for about 25 years.

She knows the pain and despair that tornadoes like the one that hit Oklahoma can cause.

They say residents there need a lot of help and they want to remind you that there are ways you can help too.

"Just donate to the Red Cross because every little bit helps," said Bomes. "All your money goes to these victims, these people literally got their lives ripped out from under their feet. They have nothing and if it was your family you would want somebody to help."

Bomes and Wynn plan to be helping out in Oklahoma for at least two weeks.

To donate to the Red Cross to help the Oklahoma storm victims, call 866-9629467. To donate $10, text REDCROSS to 90999.

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