Ways To Help Tornado Victims and Relief Efforts

May 21, 2013

Many agencies are facilitating and assisting relief efforts in Moore. Here are some options for donating money and supplies in Tulsa.

Red Cross

You can text “Red Cross” to 90999 in order to make a $10 donation to the Oklahoma Red Cross, which is on the scene in Moore providing first-response relief. You can also donate online at www.redcross.org/ok/tulsa.

The Salvation Army

The Tulsa Area Command for the Salvation Army is collecting snacks, toiletries, bottled water and Gatorade, wet wipes, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer, plus work gloves and heavy duty trash bags, to help victims and responders in Moore. That will be through 6 p.m. Tuesday at the west parking lot of the Salvation Army headquarters at 924 S. Hudson Ave.

You can also text “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation via your mobile phone.

Donations can also be made online by clicking here.

Tulsa Food Security Council

The Tulsa Food Security Council’s Katie Plohocky says TFSC will be at Centennial Park at 6th and Peoria beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. There will be trucks/trailers collecting supplies to take to Moore later in the week. Find a list of needed supplies here. The trucks will be on location Tuesday evening and likely into Wednesday.

Oklahoma Blood Institute

OBI says that currently the state’s blood supply is adequate to meet the needs of Moore tornado victims. However, the supply must constantly be replenished. The Tulsa OBI location is 4601 E. 81st St. You can find other donation sites here.

United Way of Central Oklahoma

A United Way fund is open for tornado victims through the Central Oklahoma chapter. Individuals can donate directly at www.unitedwayokc.org.

Tulsa Community Foundation

Tulsa Community Foundation has set up a fund for long-term relief efforts. The Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund will be focused on “mid- and long-term community redevelopment efforts to rebuild lives and homes in the devastated areas,” according to a TCF news release. The George Kaiser Family Foundation has contributed a lead gift of $100,000.

To donate: visit tulsacf.org.