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Tornado Assistance and Resources

May 22, 2013

RESOURCES: How can I help Moore tornado recovery?

MOORE, Okla. — Volunteer Efforts

Find groups headed to Moore, Okla. and coordinated volunteer efforts.

Moore Oklahoma Tornado Volunteers Facebook page

Operation BBQ Relief


Donation Resources

Find ways to donate food, water and household items both in the Oklahoma City area and around the country.

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is asking for monetary donations to help relief efforts. Text 32333 to make a $10 donation or go to

Tornado Relief drop-off locations around Metro OKC

Donation Information

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Journey Church, near Tecumseh Road and I-35, is accepting donations of personal items, clothing and items for the shelter which opened there Monday night.

Oklahoma Baptist relief teams are assisting with relief and recovery efforts. Donations can be made by visiting or by calling 042-3800.

Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 W. Hayes, is collecting bottled water, baby diapers, baby formulas, baby and junior foods,  trash bags, cleaning supplies such as buckets, cleaning solution, rags, brooms and mops, juices, snack foods and other foods not requiring cooking, clothing, paper products and toiletries.

Tulsa Community Foundation, the nation’s largest community foundation, has established the Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund for those who are interested in supporting our friends in the areas devastated by the tornadoes of the past two days. Funds raised will be focused on the mid- and long-term community redevelopment efforts to rebuild lives and homes in the devastated areas. This fund already has a head start toward success with a lead gift of $100,000 from the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Contributions to the Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund can be made securely online at On the homepage, click the main banner to donate now. Donations can also be mailed to TCF offices at 7030 S. Yale, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK, 74136. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Mission Norman, 2525 E. Lindsey St., will be a drop-off facility for any donations. The non-profit will deliver items to areas of need.

Know of another way people can help by donating or volunteering? Leave a comment on this story with the group and a website URL.


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