Rescue workers continue to pull debris from the wreckage in an Oklahoma City suburb, after a mile-wide tornado with winds up to 200 miles an hour flattened the town of Moore. State officials said people wishing to help should not try to come to the devastated area and shouldn’t send clothes or toys–those kinds of donations, however well-meant, can add to the confusion and create their own problems.
The officials say to please donate blood, or send help via the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or several other organizations. Here’s how:
Text Red Cross to 90999 to send a $10 donation.
Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok
Donate by phone: 800-725-2769
Or send a check to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.
FEED THE CHILDREN
Donate online: www.feedthechildren.org/disaster
Donate by phone: 800-627-4556
regionalfoodbank.org – text FOOD to 32333 or phone 405-604-7111