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Ways to help Oklahoma tornado victims

By WCTI Staff
Published On: May 21 2013 10:21:32 AM CDT
Updated On: May 21 2013 01:32:38 PM CDT

Here are the ways to contribute to the relief effort in the aftermath of the deadly Oklahoma tornado (CLICK HERE for complete coverage).

AMERICAN RED CROSS

  • DONATE BY MOBILE DEVICE: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
  • DONATE ONLINE: You can contribute online by CLICKING HERE.
  • DONATE BY PHONE: 1-800-RED CROSS.

AMERICARES

Global health and disaster relief nonprofit AmeriCares is also mobilizing a team to help in Oklahoma. Its emergency response team is headed to the region to coordinate deliveries of relief supplies and medical aid for survivors. The team is expected to arrive by morning.

OKLAHOMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF:

  • DONATE ONLINE: You can contribute online by CLICKING HERE.
  • DONATE BY PHONE: 405-942-3800
  • DONATE BY CHECK:
    BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief
    3800 N. May Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73112.


OPERATION USA

  • DONATE BY  MOBILE DEVICE: Text AID to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA.
  • DONATE ONLINE: You can contribute online by CLICKING HERE.
  • DONATE BY PHONE: 1-800-678-7255
  • DONATE BY CHECK:
    Operation USA
    7421 Beverly Blvd., PH
    Los Angeles, CA 90036. 

THE SALVATION ARMY

  • DONATE VIA MOBILE DEVICE: Text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army's relief efforts.
  • DONATE BY PHONE: 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
  • DONATE BY CHECK: Those who wish to send checks should include the words, "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" and mail them to:

    The Salvation Army
    P.O. Box 12600
    Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.

SAMARITAN'S PURSE

Samaritan's Purse deployed a group of staff members to travel from its North Carolina headquarters to head to Oklahoma with a Disaster Relief Unit. The unit is a tractor trailer stocked with emergency supplies and equipment.

  • DONATE ONLINE: You can contribute online by CLICKING HERE.
  • DONATE BY PHONE: 1-800-528-1980
  • DONATE BY CHECK:
    Samaritan's Purse
    P.O. Box 3000
    Boone, NC 28607-3000.
  • SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: Samaritan’s Purse is asking for volunteers to help with relief efforts in Moore and Shawnee. CLICK HERE to sign up.

TEAM RUBICON

Team Rubicon, a group of military veterans who respond to disaster, have issued the call to members and is heading to the region. By Tuesday morning, initial assessment teams will be on the ground, and they will then mobilize a full response to help the people affected by these storms.