MANKATO, Minn. -
The South Central Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross is on standby, awaiting word if they need to send personnel to assist with disaster relief in Moore, Oklahoma.
Spokespeople for the organization say they're currently in the process of raising funds for tornado victims.
As of now, roughly $10,000 has been raised. Locally, the goal is to accumulate about $50,000 for the tornado victims.
"Part of our Southern Minnesota fiber is to step to the forefront when the need is there," said Bob Meyer, executive director of the Red Cross' South Central Minnesota Chapter. "Back in '98 when we had our large tornado, we had people from all over the country sending money and coming here to help us--this is one of those times that we can repay those people."
The organization also has an area emergency response vehicle ready to make its way to Oklahoma if need be.