May 20, 2013

How to Help Oklahoma


Today, Moore, Oklahoma suffered from a tragic EF-4 tornado. It devastated a lot of the community, even a school. Seeing that tornado reminded me of the time my family had to go through one, and it was one of the scariest moments of our lives.

But I also wanted to help Oklahoma in any way possible. If you want to help:

The Oklahoma City Red Cross will open shelters as first responders assess damage. The organization says in the immediate aftermath, the best way to help is to donate at RedCross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.

The Salvation Army has mobilized a number of emergency relief services in Oklahoma, including Moore, to dispense food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and survivors. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit that fights poverty, has sent a disaster relief unit and staff to help people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma City. Find out how you can support the organization’s efforts here.

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