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How to help those affected by severe weather

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The cleanup has begun for those affected by the severe weather outbreak on Feb. 29, including Harveyville, KS. (Source: KCTV) The cleanup has begun for those affected by the severe weather outbreak on Feb. 29, including Harveyville, KS. (Source: KCTV)

(RNN) - Eric Gregg, mayor of Harrisburg, IL, is impressed with the people in his town.

"To see all the volunteers coming from everywhere to help their neighbor was really inspiring," Gregg told CNN.

Tornadoes and severe weather wiped out parts of towns across the country on Feb. 29, killing 13 people and more than 200 people across seven states.

Today, these communities start the long process of cleaning up and rebuilding.

There are ways for those who don't live near one of the areas hit by the storms to help.

The Red Cross is always on the ground where disaster strikes. The best way to help them help others is by monetary donations.

A search function on the website will locate a Red Cross chapter, shelters and ways to donate money for disaster relief, as well as getting a message to loved ones.

Visit the www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

Other ways to donate include:

If you live in southwest Missouri or southern Illinois, check out KFVS and their list of ways to help.

For those living in southern Indiana and Kentucky, visit WFIE.

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