Knoxville volunteer among thousands aiding Oklahoma victims

Knoxville volunteer among thousands aiding Oklahoma tornado victims

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Knoxville native John Manners is among the 3,000 volunteers who are helping deliver much needed supplies to tornado victims in Oklahoma. Knoxville native John Manners is among the 3,000 volunteers who are helping deliver much needed supplies to tornado victims in Oklahoma.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross will be assisting doctors at shelters to deliver much needed supplies to tornado victims. Volunteers with the American Red Cross will be assisting doctors at shelters to deliver much needed supplies to tornado victims.

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

MOORE, Okla. (WATE) - East Tennesseans are now making their way to the tornado-stricken area where an EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma. The death toll is now at 24 including 10 children.

The area hardest hit by the tornado, the town of Moore near Oklahoma City, is now mostly a pile of rubble. Survivors are left now to pick up the pieces of their homes.

6 News caught up with John Manners, a Red Cross volunteer from Knoxville. He's been with the relief organization since 2002.

"You get up in the morning, and you go until you drop," said John Manners.

Manners will join the more than 3,000 other volunteers that will deliver much needed supplies and medicine to families who survived the storms.

Manners' last deployment was the site of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and wounded more than 150 in April 2013.

 

 

 

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