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Posted: Monday, 20 May 2013 7:42PM

How to help tornado victims



The tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, as well the twisters as Kansas and Texas, have killed dozens and left thousands homeless.  As the search for survivors continues, relief efforts are underway. 

Right now, the best way to help the victims is a donation to major relief organizations.

Click HERE to view the Moore Oklahoma Tornado Information Facebook page.

Here is a list of organizations that are accepting donations:

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund:  Click HERE to donate online.  You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to immediately donate $10 to the Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief:  The Oklahoma Baptist Convention says says donations will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters."   For more information, and to donate, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website by clicking HERE.  
You can send checks to:
BGCO
Attn: Disaster Relief
3800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK. 73112.

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is deploying mobile kitchens that can serve to 2,500 people a day.  Click HERE to donate via their website.  You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation from your mobile phone.  

You can also donate to the Salvation Army via check:  Put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK.  73157.
Phone:  1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Operation Nehemiah of New Orleans - This group is raising funds to ship tractor trailers loaded with beds and other supplies, seeking volunteers to help pack for the trip.  email: ffranke@cox.net and phone: 504-782-3337

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is assisting with tornado recovery efforts. Click HERE to donate online
To donate over the phone with a credit card, call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or their main number: 405-236-8441
You can also donate with a check by ”May Tornado Relief” on the check and mailing it to:

United Way of Central Oklahoma
P.O. Box 837
Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.

The Oklahoma Humane Society is currently working with the City of Oklahoma City to assist the City of Moore to receive, assess and shelter animals, and are working to ensure that these animals receive necessary care as they find their way home.  Click HERE to donate to the OK Humane Society online...

Feeding America - Feeding America says it utilize its 200 foodbanks to deliver food and supplies.  Click HERE for their website.  

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma - Text the word FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

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