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Posted on: 10:34 am, May 21, 2013, by , updated on: 05:11pm, May 22, 2013

Red Cross helps Oklahoma Tornado survivors

Dozens were killed and countless homes and buildings were destroyed in the path of a tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday, May 20. Relief organizations are working in the area and you can help.

On Friday, May 24, money donations will be collected for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Donations can be dropped off at WQAD in Moline, WHBF in Rock Island, or KWQC in Davenport from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The American Red Cross has shelters available to storm victims in Oklahoma. Their Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering meals to affected areas. They are attempting to connect missing family members to their loved ones through a website called Safe and Well.

To donate:

  • Text ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to give a $10 donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief
  • Visit the American Red Cross website
  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

The Salvation Army has response teams in Moore, Oklahoma. They sent mobile feeding units to help victims and rescuers. They are also in other locations around the Midwest helping with other disaster sights.

To donate:

  • Text ‘STORM’ to 80888 to give $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts
  • Visit the Salvation Army’s website
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
  • Write a check to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK, 73157. Be sure to include the words, “Oklahoma Tornado Relief”

Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based relief agency is providing emergency aid to community-health based organizations in Oklahoma.

To donate:

  • Text ‘AID’ to 50555
  • Visit Operation USA’s website
  • Call 1-800-678-7255
  • Write a check made out to: Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Corporate donations of bulk quantities of supplies are being requested

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief has sent at least 80 volunteers to disaster sights in Oklahoma.

To donate: