Red Cross tornado relief funds go to United WayWritten by Mary Petrides | | firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way was voted to be the fiscal agent and administrator of funds for long-term tornado relief, said Kelli Kreps, public relations specialist for United Way of Greater Toledo.
Red Cross has covered its expenses and given about $35,000 to United Way, earmarked for long-term tornado relief, according to a news release.
In Wood County, a group of social service agencies and emergency personnel voted United Way to this position. Kreps said United Way doesn’t always become fiscal agent for disaster relief, but it has done so before.
“We just tend to step up whenever we’re asked to fill that role. We don’t normally, always do that, but sometimes it’s needed,” she said.
Anyone wishing to donate to long-term tornado relief should give donations to United Way, Kreps said.
“We’ll take donations indefinitely until everything’s wrapped up — which could be months and months and months,” she said.