Both Texas and Oklahoma have been hit hard this week. There are several organizations already mobilizing on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma and you can help as well through these groups:
The Red Cross
The Red Cross of Oklahoma has activated its safe and well website for those who are trying to reconnect with loved ones. Red Cross officials and volunteers are also beginning to open shelters. The first is at St. Andrews Church. You can help their efforts by donating to the Red Cross online or by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has also jumped into action. It’s in multiple locations throughout cities in Oklahoma providing food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and storm survivors. You can contribute to the Salvation Army by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769), online on their website, by texting “STORM” to 80888 to make an automatic $10 donation or by mail:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
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.
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.
Global health and disaster relief nonprofit AmeriCares is also mobilizing a team to help in Oklahoma. Its emergency response team is headed to the region to coordinate deliveries of relief supplies and medical aid for survivors. The team is expected to arrive by morning.
Team Rubicon, a group of military veterans who respond to disaster, have issued the call to members and is heading to the region. By Tuesday morning, initial assessment teams will be on the ground, and they will then mobilize a full response to help the people affected by these storms.
Women’s Horse Industry Network
As you know, the F4 tornado has killed many horses in Oklahoma. The Orr Family Farm which was an institution in the area that was devastated lost almost 100 horses. These people and other horse owners in the area need YOUR HELP. Please donate something by going to our website immediately.
We will send the funds to the people that need it on your behalf. This is an opportunity for all of us that love horses and horse people to stand up and make a difference.
Contributions specifically for Orr Family Farm may also be sent in care of Cheri White-Nguyen, 14400 South Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73170.