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More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado
More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado


The relief and recovery effort is underway in the Oklahoma City area after a an EF-5 twister tore through Monday, leaving 24 dead and 12,000 - 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

Officials estimated the recovery cost at $2 billion.

If you wish to help, the following organizations are providing food, shelters, and emergency supplies and equipment.

Samaritan's Purse

To specify a donation for the disaster, go here.

All donations Samaritan's Purse receives via text (by texting "SP" to 80888 to give a $10 donation) or online (at the link above) will be used solely for U.S. disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. 

For more details about what Samaritan's Purse is doing on the ground in Oklahoma, go here.

For an overview of Samaritan's Purse, go here.

Salvation Army

To specify donations to the tornado response, checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Oklahoma Tornado Recovery in the memo line. The check should be sent to The Salvation Army,  P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. 

Donations can also be made by calling 1 (800) SAL-ARMY and online at  SalvationArmyUSA.org.

Texting "STORM" to 80888 makes a $10 donation.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has a local relief effort, theOklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund, for immediate and long-term help.

Donors can specify their money go to the Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund or Community Emergency Fund.

The fund was first set up in May, 1999, following another killer tornado in the same Oklahoma City suburbs then. 

American Red Cross

Anyone who wishes to help or make a donation to the effort was urged to visit the American Red Cross website, dial 1 (800) REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 09999 to make a $10 donation. The first two methods allow donors to specify their donation go to Oklahoma tornado relief help.