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How To Help Tornado Victims

The tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, as well the twisters as Kansas and Texas, have killed dozens and left thousands homeless.  Officials expect the death toll to rise.

Relief efforts are underway.  Right now, the best way to help the victims is a donation to major relief organizations.

Here is a list of organizations that are accepting donations:

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund:  Click HERE to donate online.  You can also text REDCROSS to 909999 to immediately donate $10 to the Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief:  The Oklahoma Baptist Convention says says donations will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters."   For more information, and to donate, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website by clicking HERE.  
You can send checks to:
BGCO
Attn: Disaster Relief
3800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK. 73112.

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is deploying mobile kitchens that can serve to 2,500 people a day.  Click HERE to donate via their website.  You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation from your mobile phone.  

You can also donate to the Salvation Army via check:  Put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK.  73157.
Phone:  1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Feeding America - Feeding America says it utilize its 200 foodbanks to deliver food and supplies.  Click HERE for their website.  

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma - Text the word FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma


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