I want to thank everyone that checked on me and my family yesterday. We are fine. People in Oklahoma need your help. I’m putting some information together for anyone who would like to help those who lost homes and loved ones yesterday. Many of them lost all that they have. I’ll be updating this as I get more information.
To donate $10 via text:
- Text STORM to 80888 for Salvation Army
- Text REDCROSS to 90999 for Red Cross (Please be aware that funds donated to the Red Cross in this way go to national relief efforts and are not guaranteed to help Oklahomans. Seek out a local chapter of the Red Cross to help Oklahomans.)
- Text FOOD to 32333 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
There is a comprehensive list of places you can donate over at NewsOK.com.
Donations to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are currently being routed to Oklahoma and the needs here.
Give blood — Oklahoma Blood Institute currently has an adequate supply, but there is always a need for blood. If you can, especially if you have O- or other Rh- blood types, please make an appointment to give blood or stop by one of the many blood drives going on around local casinos this week.
Norman residents — LOCAL will be taking food to volunteers and will accept and deliver your donations. I’m thinking water bottles and such, but I would call the restaurant before you bring anything by – (405) 928-5600 — 2262 West Main Street, Norman, OK.
The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma is in need of donations:
Items needed at the Animal Resource Center – 7949 S I-35 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73149:
- Gallons of Water
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- People Snacks – Bread, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Cereal Bars – anything non-perishable and easy.
These items are for those coming in with injured or animals that are in need – we have plenty of supplies for animals, with vet care on site but need supplies for owners that would like to stay with their animals – again please email Tami at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
— Wendy Johnson (@wen1027) May 21, 2013
Taking donations for needed supplies today at both @peopleschurchtv locations – OKC and MWC.
— Mike Koehler (@mkokc) May 21, 2013
Those looking to support Oklahoma can donate blood for patients still in the hospital. Find a location near you ow.ly/lf2e8
— OK Blood Institute (@okblood) May 21, 2013
Please stay tuned here & on Facebook throughout the day for specific needs! Right now we’re needing volunteers here at 9am! #journeyrelief
— JourneyChurch.tv (@journeychurchtv) May 21, 2013
For those who suffered loss yesterday - FEMA has a website and phone lines for those who sustained losses: DisasterAssistance.gov and 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).
Tornado document and photo recovery – Facebook group