The horrific weather that has hit the U.S. the past several weeks has devastated communities in the Midwest and southeast. There is a way that Central Oregon could help. Tom Farley with the American Red Cross Oregon Mountain River Chapter says local volunteers are on standby in case the national office calls for their help. "The national organization has asked all American Red Cross volunteers who are trained; and we have 200 here, trained and volunteering in Central Oregon; asking their availability to go help in one of these areas." Farley says the national office will ask volunteers with skills that fit the disaster to go to the areas needing help. He says if you want to help with disaster relief, the best course is to donate money. You can go to the Red Cross website and specify your donation to go to help the Severe Weather Disaster Relief.