Four Ways You Can Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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05.22.2013By

Obviously we are all still reeling after a massive tornado tore apart Moore Oklahoma.

Parents lost their children, children lost friends, neighbors lost neighbors. And many people are still missing!

Family and friends first

• For those who have family and friends in the area, Red Cross Oklahoma set up a resource to locate loved ones.

• Gov. Mary Fallon also set up okstrong.ok.gov.

• If you’re on twitter you can keep up-to-date with the latest information by following #okwx.

Nonprofits who are on the ground

• Feeding America is delivering food to impacted areas, and also set up additional dropoff sites.

• Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit that fights poverty, has sent a disaster relief unit and staff to help people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma City. Find out how you can support the organization’s efforts here.

Convoy of Hope is raising $15,000 in seven days for the town of Moore. The organization set the one-week goal because it says the first days are the most important for recovery.

• As always, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation will go toward the Red Cross’ Emergency Relief Fund, which is working to provide relief in Oklahoma and Texas.

And check out this cover image I created:

The Huffington Post has posted a comprehensive list of organizations that are helping out in various different ways.