How to help victims of the tornado that devastated Oklahoma.
American Red Cross
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The Red Crosss has set up shelters in various communities. You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund here, and the organization also suggests giving blood at your local hospital or blood bank.
If you're searching for a missing relative, check the Red Cross Safe & Well site. And please register if you're within the disaster region. The site is designed to make communication easier after a tragedy like this.
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The Salvation Army is organizing disaster response units to serve hard-hit areas in central Oklahoma, including Moore, where it is sending mobile kitchens that can serve meals to 2,500 people a day, and to South Oklahoma City.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
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Donations of items such as clothing and supplies are strongly discouraged.
Financial donations will allow disaster relief agencies to purchase whatever items are deemed necessary without resulting in the additional burden of securing warehouse space and volunteers to work donated product.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were affected by the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma," said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. "The Regional Food Bank is coordinating efforts with other disaster relief agencies in our state to provide food and water for those in need. What we and other disaster relief agencies will need most from the public is financial donations."
United Way of Central Oklahoma's Disaster Relief Fund
Donations online www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, May Tornado Relief, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Central Oklahoma Humane Society is accepting donations to help reunite victims with their furry loved ones. http://www.okhumane.org/
Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund
Donations can be made online to the Tulsa Community Fund at www.TulsaCF.org. Donations can also be mailed to TCF offices at 7030 S. Yale, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK, 74136