Robert Jones, an 80-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, shines his lantern on the remains of his belongings. His son, whose birthday had landed on the day of the disaster, watches as his father stares into the heap he once called home. This marks the third time Jones’ house has been struck by a tornado. Victims like Jones have become familiar with the Red Cross being first to respond to emergencies with food, shelter, and counsel.
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