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How to help Oklahoma tornado victims


Several organizations will allow you to send $10 directly to the Oklahoma disaster zone by sending a text message. The donations will simply be added to your cell phone bill, no credit card information is required. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way.

American Red Cross:
Text REDCROSS to 90999

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma:
Text FOOD to 32333

Salvation Army:
Text STORM to 80888

You can also donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund by clicking here. The Red Cross has also set up a Safe & Well's site to search for missing relatives or friends.

You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.

Another organization offering help is the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, which aims to provide tree removal, meals and even laundry to disaster victims. They are not asking for clothing donations, but will accept money at this address:

BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112.

For more information, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website.

The Salvation Army is sending mobile kitchens to Moore and South Oklahoma City to serve up to 2,500 people daily. You can donate on their website, or by sending a check with the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" to:

The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.

You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). also has more ways to help here.

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