Red Cross Helping Military Families

East Texas branches of the American Red Cross are preparing the public for emergency situations and helping military families stay in contact.

Along with educating people on the new emergency alert preparedness, the agency is doing all it can to help families of servicemen. The phones have been ringing constantly as people try to find out how to contact loved ones in military service overseas.

If you have a family member in the military, and want to get in touch with them, you are asked to call any of the local chapters of the Red Cross in Tyler, Longview or Marshall.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.