How to Help Oklahoma Recover

I am watching CNN and in shock at the devastation that Mother Nature inflicted on Oklahoma.  As a mother, my heart aches for the children who lost their lives at their school today and for their families who have to move forward and pick up the pieces of their lives.  So many lives, young and old, lost.  So many homes destroyed.  So much still unknown about the extent of the damage.  As an American, I know it is my responsibility to take care of my fellow citizens in their time of need.  Do you feel the same?  Here are some ways that you can help:

1.  Support the American Red Cross

  • Text REDCROSS to 90999  to donate $10 to Disaster Relief efforts
  • Donate Online
  • Donate by phone – 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Donate blood

2.  Support the Salvation Army – mobilizing mobile kitchens to feed 2500

  • Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to support Oklahoma Tornado Relief efforts
  • Donate Online

3.  Support Feeding America – pledged to deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to Oklahoma

  • Give a monetary donation
  • Donate food to a local food bank

4.  Support Operation USA – mobilizing to help Oklahoma’s community health organizations and schools recover

5.  Support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

  • Donate Online
  • Text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10

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It is simple to give and there is so much need in Oklahoma tonight.  Won’t you do your part?

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9 thoughts on “How to Help Oklahoma Recover

  1. These are all wonderful ideas. I would also suggest when donating, if you want it to go to something specific like Oklahoma relief, you designate your donation through the online form. If you don’t have a designation on it, and they are inundated with donations, they can re-allocate your funds elsewhere. These all seem like really great organizations, so Im sure the money will go to good use. Its the accountant in me that can’t help myself from commenting. 🙂 Thanks for amassing such a great list!

  2. Reblogged this on Momisms – My Moments in Motherhood and commented:
    My friend, the Do-Gooder Mama has created an amazing list of ways to help those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Please read, please donate where your heart leads you. If you want to donate to a faith-based organization, she has listed the Salvation Army. I want to list one more: World Vision. Their corporate headquarters are local to Federal Way, WA (my neighbor really) and do great work domestically and abroad. http://www.worldvision.org/news/deadly-oklahoma-tornado-rips-apart-schools-rakes-metro-area Check them out too. Hugs and love to all affected. Praying for you and donating for you!

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