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Organizations Receive $25,000 To Help Tornado Victims In The Baxter Springs Area

Two organizations are getting $25,000 each from the Kansas Health Foundation to help residents in the Baxter Springs area recover from the EF-2 tornado that damaged 100 homes and 12 businesses last month.

The American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter and the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas will use the money to help the community bounce back from the April 27th tornado.

The groups will provide food, shelter, clothing and emotional support for people affected by the storm.

Over the weekend, the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the tornado didn’t do enough damage to meet the requirement for federal disaster funding.