Chicago relief organizations rush to help areas hit by tornado outbreak

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago area relief organizations are jumping into action to provide relief to areas damaged by a tornado outbreak across the Midwest and South.

Supplies are on their way to the areas hit hard by a swarm of twisters across the Midwest and South on Friday night.

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American Red Cross volunteer Steve Wise left on a flight to Kentucky to help with relief efforts.

"Going to do to everything we can to give these people hope again," Wise said.

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Workers at Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, rushed to load up thousands of pounds of food and supplies to get them to Kentucky tornado survivors.

The Salvation Army has started a relief fund for tornado victims and is establishing mobile kitchens that can feed up to 1,500 people.

To donate to tornado relief efforts, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Message and data rates may apply.
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