Oklahoma Tornado: How to Help

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By Paul Martin

May 21, 2013

Following yesterday’s massive tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City suburbs, the American Red Cross and other support organizations have mobilized disaster response teams to help affected residents in Moore, Okla.

Donations can be made to American Red Cross disaster relief at redcross.org/weather or by texting WEATHER to 90999 to donate $10.

The American Red Cross is working to link impacted residents through its Safe and Well website. The site is a way for people affected by this tragedy to enter information regarding their welfare so family and friends can check their status.

The American Red Cross in Oklahoma City has set up a shelter at St. Andrews Church at Southwest 119th and South May. The city is also using the location as a reunification site. Current shelter information is available through the American Red Cross mobile shelter app; to download, go to redcross.org.

Donations can be made on The Salvation Army’s website or by texting STORM to 80888 to donate $10. You can also call to make donations of other monetary amounts at (800) 725-2769.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is also collecting money for the victims. To donate, visit their website.
United Way of Central Oklahoma is seeking relief in the form of donations specifically for tornado victims. Checks made out to “May Tornado Relief” can be mailed to: United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.

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