How to Help Tornado Victims in Oklahoma

Help can’t come fast enough to Oklahoma and yet people have been mobilizing quickly to get aid to those affected by the massive tornado that ripped through the central part of the state on Monday. 

Pledges of support and expressions of compassion are winging their way from around the world toward Moore and the other areas of central Oklahoma devastated by a massive tornado that was estimated to be two miles wide at one point with winds of 166-200mph.

The Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin is calling for donations to help rebuild and the President has declared the area a disaster, which will help make federal emergency aid available to supplement what can be done at the local level.

Donations are encouraged through numerous channels such as The Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Operation USA and other local organizations.

Kevin Durant, an NBA star on the Oklahoma City Thunder has offered $1 million through his foundation to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

Here is how you can help:

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

Visit redcross.org, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore through a website called Safe and Well.

https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

Salvation Army 

http://salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

You can donate online at SalvationArmyUSA.org , by calling 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769) or text STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Operation USA

http://www.opusa.org/contribute/

Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA is offering emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255,  or contribute $10 by texting AID to 50555.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

http://www.okdisasterhelp.com/donate/

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief claims to be mobilizing volunteers to respond to those in need. You can contribute to their Disaster Relief ministry on their website or by calling (405) 942-3800.

Heart to Heart International

http://www.hearttoheart.org

Donations can be made by going online to http://www.hearttoheart.org, or by calling 866-341-GIVE (866-341-4483), or texting the word “HEART” to 27722 to make a $10 donation.

You can also get updates and show your support on the Moore, Oklahoma Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cityofmoore



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