Colorado Red Cross volunteers head to Alabama

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A couple of Coloradans answered the call to help those devastated by dozens of tornadoes.

A tornado outbreak killed 23 people and tore up areas, in both, Alabama and Georgia earlier this month. The American Red Cross is now working to help those who are dealing with the wreckage. Some of those volunteers are from right here on the Western Slope.

"Anytime you have a disaster of this magnitude where you have extreme loss of life, and you have a large area that's been devastated, we have to call from our volunteers from pretty much all around the country," said Bill Fortune, American Red Cross.

More than 140 Red Cross disaster workers are currently in Alabama.