Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

This week, people in Oklahoma experienced a series of deadly tornadoes that ripped through vast areas taking the lives of at least two dozen people, many of which were children. In addition to your prayers, we've provided you with opportunities to help the victims in Oklahoma by indicating organizations on site to help with the physical and emotional relief to the survivors and those affected by the tragedy.
  • American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore through a website called Safe and Well. Donate online or donate by phone at 800-RED-CROSS.
  • Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, Okla., as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest that were impacted by tornadoes. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army's relief efforts (Standard text messaging rates apply) or make a donation by phone at 800-SAL-ARMY. If you are sending a check make sure you put the words “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check. Mail it to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK. 73157.
  • Samaritan's Purse has sent people and organized volunteers to help those in need impacted by the tornadoes.
  • Convoy of Hope has been sending relief supplies and coordinating response efforts non stop since the tornadoes hit Monday afternoon. Donate online or visit their website for more information.