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Phoenix Red Cross staffers to help provide tornado relief

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Destroyed automobiles and remnants of homes cover the ground in a south Louisville, Miss., neighborhood, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Destroyed automobiles and remnants of homes cover the ground in a south Louisville, Miss., neighborhood, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Several Red Cross members from the Grand Chapter Canyon are being deployed Thursday to assist in relief operations underway in several tornado-stricken states.        

Jean Currey is heading to Jackson, MS, where she will be helping those affected get help for housing, food, clothing and other services.

Todd Tamcsin is also going to Jackson, where he will be handling disaster photography and helping to tell the story of residents impacted by the tornadoes.

Jerry Favdro is going to Arkansas, where he will assist with disaster health services. He is an EMT and a Red Crosser from Wisconsin. He was visiting Phoenix when he got the call to deploy.

All are expected to be deployed for one to two weeks.

A violent storm system began in Arkansas and Oklahoma and worked its way south, killing 37 people along the way over the past four days. 

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