Help For Tornado Victims
posted over 8 years ago by Chris
A recent update on the locations and ways to give and get help:
A Helping Hand: JourneyChurch.tv, near Tecumseh Road and I-35 in Norman is coordinating a lot of resources and has a great listing here: https://www.facebook.com/journeychurchtv, and is accepting donations of personal items, clothing and items for the shelter which opened there Monday night.
Traumatic Stress Help: Stress Trauma recovery resources for parents and children after a tornado: http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/tornadoes#tabset-tab-5
The Disaster Crisis Line is 800-985-5990 for anyone who might need to talk to a professional about this week's traumatic events.
Federal Emergency Assistance: Residents who sustained losses in the designated counties may apply for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Donate $$: The Oklahoma Red Cross can accept donations by texting 90999, which will make a $10 donation. Red Cross officials said they will use the money to purchase supplies to assist storm victims and first responders.
Food Donations: The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is asking for monetary donations to help relief efforts. Text 32333 to make a $10 donation or go to regionalfoodbank.org.
Oklahoma Baptist relief teams are assisting with relief and recovery efforts. Donations can be made by visiting okdisasterhelp.com/ or by call (405) 942-3800.
Water and Food: Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 W. Hayes in Norman, is collecting bottled water, baby diapers, baby formulas, baby and junior foods, trash bags, cleaning supplies such as buckets, cleaning solution, rags, brooms and mops, juices, snack foods and other foods not requiring cooking, clothing, paper products and toiletries.
Help for Pets: Banfield Pet Hospital will offer free physical examinations for pets affected by the tornado. There are offices at 1921 S. Broadway in Edmond, 7177 SE 29th St. in Midwest City, 660 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman, and 1417 W. I-240 Service Road in South Oklahoma City.
Musical Fundraiser: The Norman High and Norman North jazz bands and choirs will host a Norman Jazz benefit concert/cookout at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the front lawn of NHS to raise money for the Moore tornado recovery effort.
OU Fund: OU has established the Help OUr Neighbor Fund to benefit OU faculty, staff and students who lost homes or personal property in the recent tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area. Any and all donations received in this fund will go directly to those students or employees whose homes and property were lost. Donations can be made at tinyurl.com/oufoundation. Contributions also can be mailed made payable to the OU Foundation and designate "Help OUr Neighbor Fund" in the memo line. The University of Oklahoma, Office of Development, 339 W. Boyd Street, Norman, OK 73019-3202.
OU Housing and help: Know someone impacted by the tornado who needs housing? OU Housing and Food is providing housing and food for displaced families. Call 405-325-2511 or come to Walker Tower 126. Want to volunteer? Contact 405-325-4020. Or bring needed items to campus/area drop-offs (water, Gatorade, baby wipes, formula, diapers, individual wrapped snacks).
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