Red Cross opens shelter in response to tornadoes

The American Red Cross of Augusta has opened a shelter for individuals affected by the tornadoes at the First Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia.

If you would like to support the victims of this disaster or future disasters, please make a contribution to the American Red Cross of Augusta Disaster Relief Fund, 1322 Ellis Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or call 706-724-8481 to make a donation by credit card. The assistance provided is only made possible by the generous contributions of the local community.

For more information on tornado safety and preparedness, please visit, or contact Amanda Bennett at 706-724-8481 or

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