Wherever you live, whatever your occupation, you are very likely heartbroken over the loss and destruction that hit Oklahoma this week. So many of us are saddened beyond words over the two dozen third graders who were trapped underneath the “pancaked” layers of rubble of the elementary school.
As a family, we have prayed and continue to pray for the victims of the monstrous tornado. However, we couldn’t escape the nudge to do something more. We don’t live close enough to actually physically do something. So, we donated. We already know and trust Samaritan’s Purse. So, we sent our funds through their website (listed below). But, there are many other organizations to support for those of us who cannot take food, water, clothing to those in need. Below is information on organization that are already on the ground doing the necessary work to help the victims recovery from this devastation.
So, although we normally give you ways to save money on this site, today we ask you to find a way to donate. If there is ever a time to give, it is now.
Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
If you want to send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund via text message, you can do so by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission.
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.
Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Supporters can donate online via the organization’s website. You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone
Feeding America is responding by providing food, water and supplies to the residents of the devastated towns in Oklahoma. The group will continue to assess the need on the ground for more assistance as recovery efforts continue.
World Vision has a team headed into the disaster zone with emergency food kits, blankets, cleaning supplies, hygiene items and tarps. Once the team arrives, they will assess the needs and respond accordingly.
Feed the Children has also mobilized and are sending supplies to families and children in need in Oklahoma. You can also help their efforts by making a monetary donation.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in partnership with Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), is asking that the public support all rescue, recovery and disaster relief efforts by making cash donations. Donations of items such as clothing and supplies are strongly discouraged.
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