Tornado destruction prompts help from Manitoba charities
Manitoba charities are stepping up to help those devastated by the Oklahoma City tornado.
"To provide the emotional and spiritual care that's needed as well as you know, meeting the practical needs of the people providing them with shelter, with clothing, with food," said Jonathan Hamel, spokesperson for the Salvation Army in Winnipeg.
"Whatever care that it can [provide] at that moment," the Salvation Army will offer, he added.
If people want to help, cash donations are best, Hamel said.
"We do have agreements in place with other oganizations and with local companies that will be helping and responding to provide services so then the money would enable to purchase the services and resources that are needed," he said.
There isn't an official campaign set up just yet in Winnipeg but any donations made specifically for the tornado-stricken area can be sent there through the Salvation Army.