IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR TORNADO VICTIMS
TO VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT OU EFFORTS ON CAMPUS, PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK to register your name and email. You will then receive a confirmation email that includes a link to sign up for work shifts that will fit your schedule. Thanks so much! NOTE: ALL VOLUNTEER EFFORTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS LINK ARE ON CURRENTLY LOCATED ON THE NORMAN CAMPUS.
NOTE: Due to limited facilities on OU's campus, housing space is reserved only for displaced families, FEMA, federal and Red Cross affiliates.
If you have been left homeless by the tornado and need emergency shelter at the University, please call 405-325-2511. We will do everything we can to help out to our available capacity.
TO DONATE TO ASSIST OU FAMILIES IMPACTED: http://tinyurl.com/oufoundation
IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
(this information will be updated beginning Thursday at 8 a.m.
JOURNEY CHURCH - NORMAN, OK (I-35 and Tecumseh)
Open 24 hours and can use volunteers!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TODAY and THIS EVENING
Looking ahead: Email email@example.com to sign up for a shift this weekend.
Friday – Sunday:
7am to 12pm
12pm to 5pm
5pm to 10pm
TO FIND OUT IMMEDIATE NEEDS CLICK HERE
NOTE: They are no longer taking clothing donations, dog food or fresh produce.
LITTLE AXE AREA
Needs supplies - you can drop off at the Norman Chamber (115 E. Gray) or directly to the area at Absentee Shawnee Tribe Community Center 1970 156th Ave. NE - all items brought to the chamber will be going here for now.
Large Tarps – Biggest demand
Shovels – round and square
Large trash bags
Gloves – all kind
Baby supplies – diapers and food
Dog food – small and big bags for small and big dogs
They are also taking volunteers for the resource center and in the field.
SHAWNEE, OK needs volunteers:
Samaritan's Purse is assisting with relief efforts in the Shawnee/Bethel/Meeker areas. Headquarters is set up at Family of Faith in Shawnee located at 30 Kin-ville. You can call 405 273-5331 for information. We're taking any volunteers for clean up. It is not a supplies distribution, but if you want to bring water, Gatorade, or food, please call the number.
OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (OKMRC) "www.okmrc.org.
OKMRC is designed to bring together different healthcare-related organizations and members of the community, including physicians, nurses, public health workers, and other medical professionals. In addition, volunteers without a background in medical training are needed. To volunteer, go to www.okmrc.org and click on “OKMRC Inquiry”. Please click on the opportunity link for more information about volunteering.
FRONTLINE CHURCH VOLUNTEERS (posted at 9:20 a.m., 5/22)
- They have set up a volunteer headquarters in the gym of Covenant Life Assembly on 207 S. Howard Ave. Avoid taking I35, go on I240 and take Sooner to 119th, head south on Eastern, turn west on Main, and then South on Howard. You will ask for the point person, Ben Hill, upon arrival. He will point you in the right direction.
In need of the following items to be delivered to 207 S. Howard Ave.:
- Water for Volunteers
- Trash bags
- Work gloves
- TONS OF PEOPLE TO USE THE STUFF
For more information: Frontline Church Website: http://frontlinechurch.tv/servemoore/
We exist to share stories of community service in the OKC metro, and right now we are all living a story that calls for action. We want to do our part to connect you with ways that you can help. In the coming weeks we hope to organize some cleanup events and also connect you with trusted organizations that are doing the most good for the tornado victims. Sign up for our Tornado Relief email list below if you want to receive more information as opportunities to help develop!
Complete the volunteer form at okgoodwill.org for complete information and for a list of all participating Goodwill locations or contact Sarah Steffes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any and all donations (especially hygiene items) intended for relief efforts can be made to any Goodwill location in Central Oklahoma for immediate distribution to victims of the tornadoes. The Goodwill Store and Attended Donation Center in Norman is currently accepting volunteers (151 SE 12th Ave. Norman, OK 73071). Goodwill asks that people wanting to volunteer with the distribution efforts contact Sarah Steffes at email@example.com.
BLOOD DRIVE: Norman Regional is hosting a Blood Drive Wednesday at the education center of the Porter Campus of Norman Regional. It will be from 7:00am – 4:30pm. They mentioned O negative blood but would be glad to take all blood types.
DONATION DROP-OFF SITES:
LINK TO LIST OF DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Journey Church (I-35 & Tecumseh) - NEEDS: shampoo/conditioners, baby motrin, bandaids, grab & go snacks, juice, snack size chips, batteries – all kinds, Flashlights, trash bags, work gloves, tools-shovels, rakes, etc; cleaning supplies; packing tape (NO CLOTHING PLEASE)
NEWCASTLE STORM SHELTER (901 N. Carr Dr, Newcastle, OK) needs: Plus-Sized Clothing (other sizes not needed), Pillows / Bedding / Plastic Pillowcases, Medical Supplies, Toys
The Wreckroom - Donation Site
Accepting donations today from noon until 10pm as well as Thursday from noon until 4.
2127 NW 39th St. OKC, OK
KFOR-TV studios (supply drop-off 444 E. Britton Rd., OKC 73114) – Items needed: Bottled water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby formula, Hand towels, Individually wrapped snacks, Work gloves. Financial donations can also be made to the Salvation Army. Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. They are still accepting donations for tornado relief throughout the day (May 22).
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES: Any and all donations (especially hygiene items) intended for relief efforts can be made to any Goodwill location in Central Oklahoma for immediate distribution to victims of the tornadoes.
THE RESERVE ON STINSON is collecting the following items.
They are asking for:
PET SUPPLIES (until Friday)
OU Housing and Food Services is currently providing temporary housing and meals to over 100 people.
OU HOUSING AND FOOD SERVICES IS NOW ONLY ACCEPTING GIFT CARDS OF ANY TYPE.
Gift cards can be delivered to the store "Etcetera" located in WALKER CENTER, 1400 Asp Ave on campus.
OTHER RESOURCES OR WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
Text STORM to 80888 for Salvation Army.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 for Redcross.
Text FOOD to 32333 for Reg. Food Bank
The City of Moore website indicated that they do not need clothes at this time.
If people want to send in checks to any agency, including United Way, they need to put Oklahoma Tornado in the memo line.
United Way of Central Oklahoma's Disaster Relief Fund has operated to meet needs after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the tornadoes on May 3, 1999, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and other disasters. In each circumstance, United Way has effectively and efficiently distributed donors’ dollars to serve as many people as possible while maintaining the highest level of accountability. GIVING SUPPORT: Financial contributions are the best way to help unless otherwise requested. United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund is open. Donations may be made online at www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.
For more information, please contact Karla Bradshaw at (405) 523-3534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate through United Way of Norman please click on the link below. Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to our partners working on the tornado relief efforts.
The Red Cross of Oklahoma has activated its safe and well website for those who are trying to reconnect with loved ones. Red Cross officials and volunteers are also beginning to open shelters. The first is at St. Andrews Church. You can help their efforts by donating to the Red Cross online (http://www.redcross.org/) or by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army is also in action - they are in multiple locations throughout Oklahoma providing food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and storm survivors. You can contribute to the Salvation Army by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY
(1-800-725-2769), online on their website (http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf), by texting "STORM" to 80888 to make an automatic $10 donation
Thanks to everyone for your compassion and care.
We will post as other needs and volunteer needs are identified.
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