At least 24 people have been killed in Oklahoma City’s suburb of Moore, as the destructive tornado claimed a great number of children in its wake of devastation.
Today, President Obama provided federal resources to assist the people most affected by the murderous act of mother nature. Rescue and recovery has been dispatched by the President’s administration, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency who are fully active in the trenches of Oklahoma City disaster areas.
“Oklahoma needs to get everything it needs, right away,” Americans from every corner of this country will be right there with them.”
The twister was the second most powerful in Oklahoma’s history. Monday’s (May 20, 2013) tornado classified as a EF-4 storm. Rescue workers are still searching the rubble of a collapsed elementary school for possibly dozens of missing students.
If you would like to help the families and victims of this castastrophe you may do so through any of these organizations.
American Red Cross
“The American Red Cross has several shelters The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS”.
The Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, Okla., as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you’re sending a check make sure you put the words “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.
Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministry online or call (405) 942-3800. You may also send checks to: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112.