MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) —The Red Cross received a $25,000 check from Ardmore's Valero refinery on Thursday to help the agency continue its tornado relief efforts in Marshall County.

The Red Cross has been providing shelter, food, and other relief supplies to victims of the storm.

Debbie Howell was at a game night with 11 other women when the twister struck. Everyone in the home was able to take shelter.

While the residence was destroyed, Howell said they are blessed to be alive. Now they are getting through this time together.

"We are really close," she said. "We hold each other and talk to each other a whole lot more, because we've all been friends, but this made us a whole lot closer now. I feel so sorry for Marcy, because we were at her house and she's had to get a rake to find her stuff."

The Red Cross said the donated funds will go toward continued relief for Howell and other tornado victims.

Valero also donated gas cards for Marshall County tornado victims.