Here's who to contact to help Saturday's tornado victims

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The people of Collin County and North Texas are generously offering their time, gifts, and material support for victims of the devastating tornadoes of Dec. 26. 

Right now, as crews work to access damage and check on folks in Collin and Dallas counties, the best way to help victims of this disaster is to contact the Red Cross or The Salvation Army.

Contact the Red Cross at 800-Red-Cross (800-733-2767) or   A $10 donation can be made to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Victims of the storms can contact the Red Cross at 1-866-505-4801.

Donations may also be made to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 51555, calling 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769), or logging into

A local volunteer agency based in McKinney, Minuteman Disaster Response, also provides disaster relief services to tornado victims.