Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Video Credit:  CNN

I watched this powerful video of children and parents reuniting with their kids after the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma from CNN and it brought tears to my eyes. Seeing the children and parents cry as they found each other touched me. What I found particularly heartbreaking were the screams in the background of parents calling their children's names desperately looking for them.

The folks in Oklahoma need our help after this devastating tornado. Please pray for them and their families as they continue search and rescue efforts and start the process of rebuilding their town and lives. And pray for the people in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas as a powerful storm with tornadoes is predicted to make landfall in those areas today.

Here is a list of resources and ways you can help our "neighbors" in Oklahoma:

Photo Credit: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in Moore,OK, serving all who seek assistance. To support the Army’s efforts, give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

Habitat For Humanity  is raising funds to help with clean up, repairs and new construction in the areas affected in Oklahoma and Texas. Visit the Habitat For Humanity website at www.habitat.org to donate to the special Disaster Response Fund.

Donate to the Red Cross fund to help Oklahoma tornado victims. You can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 The Red Cross has  a Safe and Well website you can search if you are trying to locate someone that was affected by the storm. Those in the areas affected can log on and list themselves to make it easier to let loved ones and friends know they are safe.

The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma is accepting donations and is coordinating volunteers to help with relief efforts.

There is a Facebook group, May 19th 2013 OK Tornado Doc & Picture Recovery where people who have found pictures and documents found in outlying areas are posted. The group also has links for listings of lost and found pets in the Moore, OK and McClain County area.


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