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The Red Cross working to help the tornado victims in Illinois
Amy Eden moved to Pensacola in June to become the new Disaster Programs manager for the Red Cross of Northwest Florida.
But while she's doing that she's also doing another big job in her home state of Illinois.
"There is an amazing team on the ground, without them I could not do this remotely."
She's the active chair for the Illinois branch of this group, voluntary organizations active in disaster.
"We voted in someone new and they actually take office on January first. So this would be before January first."
Eden is from Springfield, Illinois, which dodged a bullet.
It's about an hour south of the town of Washington, the area that was hardest hit.
Amy Eden, Volunteer Services Coordinator: "Local volunteers and staff members were already on the ground assisting clients."
Eden says although volunteers have responded quickly, there's still a lot of work for them to do and some big challenges to overcome.
Eden says the best way to help victims of the tornadoes is to send money.
We've posted information on how to do that at weartv.com. Just go there and click on Newslinks.