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Two Iowa volunteers left Thursday making their way south to help tornado victims.

An EF-4 tornado tore through the central part of Arkansas Sunday killing at least a dozen people.

An EF-2 tornado also left a path of destruction in Kansas on Sunday. That tornado injured 25 people and damaged more than 100 homes and businesses.

Don Boehler of Marshalltown left for Arkansas while Janelle Schmid of Ottumwa left this morning for Kansas. It’s her first trip with the Red Cross.

“I’m just excited to help people get back on their feet to help them start their recovery process. It’s a very tough time in people’s lives and it’s kind of a gift to be there to help them,” Schmid said.

Schmid expects to stay in Kansas for at least two week.

The volunteers are the first two from the state to respond to this disaster.