Helping Oklahoma Recover

Photo Credit:  jimbowen0306

Photo Credit: flickr user jimbowen0306

If you haven't heard from a loved one yet, check the Safe & Well list! If you live in/near the areas affected, make sure you added yourself to it.  It's very easy to do!

Ways you can help:

Feeding America is delivering truckloads of supplies. You can help them out by donating here.

Send a $10 donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund by texting REDCROSS to 90999

Bountiful Baskets is accepting donations via Paypal or at locations outside the disaster area.

Donate to the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief to help provide tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters. Send checks to BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112. (please do not send clothing)

Operation BBQ Relief is headed to Moore, Oklahoma to help feed those in need. You can donate via their website.

Donate to the Salvation Army. Please put the words “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma recommends only sending a monetary donation at this time. You can donate online or mail a check, with a notation of “May Tornado Relief” to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.

Operation USA is readying essential material aid — emergency, shelter and cleaning supplies to help Oklahoma's community health organizations and schools recover. Text AID to 50555 or send a check to: Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Don't forget to show your support for companies that are helping out and spreading the word!

OU Sooners @UofOklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families! Call 405-325-2511 for more information.

U-Haul

They are offering 30 days of free self-storage assistance for those affected.  In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.

Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following U-Haul regional office.

U-Haul Company of Oklahoma City
7525 SE 29th Street
Midwest city, OK 73110
(800) 522-4236

Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Operation Blue is being extended, to allow their employees to volunteer on company time.  They are also donating $1 mil to the Red Cross.
I will be updating this as I find out more.  If you know of another way to help out or another company going above & beyond that deserves a mention, please leave a comment.

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