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Marysville City Council passes resolution in support of tornado, flood victims in Midwest, South

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville City Council recently passed a resolution encouraging support and compassion for victims of the destructive tornadoes, thunderstorms and flooding across states in the Midwest and South in early March that, among other devastation, wiped off the map Marysville's town of the same name in Indiana.

Across 10 states stretching from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, the severe weather caused more than three dozen deaths, with thousands of injuries suffered and property damage that could reach into the billions of dollars, according to the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross has distributed food and relief supplies, opened emergency shelters across the Midwest and South, and continues to assist with tracking the whereabouts of missing loved ones, providing emotional and mental health support, and assessing storm damage as part of recovery efforts.

Marysville City Council members, in their resolution, encouraged residents to help another Marysville and the many other tornado-devastated communities by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

If you would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes and floods, you can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the Snohomish County Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

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