Red Cross says 70-percent of tornado donations spent

By Denise Jackson

May 21, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The American Red Cross says 70-percent of the $5.8 million in tornado donations received from around the country has been spent.

Of those funds, $1.8 million went towards individual recovery planning, $910,000 was used for immediate response, $1.3 million went to immediate casework and direct assistance and $107,000 has been used for physical and mental health.

"We've been looking at each case with each family and deciding what it is that they need and how we can fill that gap. So it could be things like transportation costs, it could be something like their insurance deductibles," said Red Cross Spokesperson Erin Miller.

The Red Cross says it plans to use the remaining money for more recovery and to help tornado victims develop disaster preparedness plans.