I don’t think the American Red Cross expected to celebrate their 132nd anniversary helping victims in Moore, Oklahoma restore their lives from the devastating tornadoes that claimed the lives of 20+, including children.
So, I ask Baltimore, WHAT CAN U DO to help? Sometimes, we get selfish and say to ourselves “It didn’t bother my family, so I’m not gonna worry about it” or “I’m already struggling. What can I do?” We have to stop the excuses and start doing something as a country.
The American Red Cross have set up teams in Oklahoma to help the surviving victims who are facing a long road ahead. Please help TODAY!
Here are ways that YOU CAN HELP:
- Give blood or host a blood drive
- Teaching or hosting a class
- Getting involved
- Help Internationally
- Become An Advocate
More resources to help:
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.
The Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, Okla., as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest that were impacted by tornadoes. Donateonline or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you’re sending a check make sure you put the words “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.
Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA announced it’s providing emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief says it has deployed at least 80 volunteers to respond to severe weather in Oklahoma. Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministryonline or call (405) 942-3800. You may also send checks to: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
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