IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR TORNADO RELIEF
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1-866-484-3500 - VOLUNTEER HOTLINE - SERVEMOORE.COM
NEW VOLUNTEER PROCESS:
The City of Moore recently instituted a volunteer process, managed by ServeMoore.com, which is an open coalition of local churches and city governments. A hotline for volunteers, donations and needs is:
1-866-484-3500 to be staffed 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Note: You should always be able to speak with a live person if you call! It is completely local and well staffed.
The City of Moore strongly suggests that, whenever possible, volunteer operations are conducted through this hotline - especially for large groups. It is important for the city to keep track of hours volunteered, because FEMA will reimburse Moore for the dollar value of those hours. Please help us out!
Servemoore will be running
Monday - Friday 9am-6pm
Beginning June 17:
Monday & Tuesday 9am-6pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm
They need hundreds of volunteers to clear up home sites, parks, and right of ways.
We need volunteers of all ages to come and volunteer a shift!
For more info: http://servemoore.com
THE SERVEMOORE PLAN IS AS FOLLOWS:
IF YOU ARE A LOCAL VOLUNTEER OR PART OF A LOCAL GROUP THAT HAS FEWER THAN 25 PEOPLE
and you would like to help clean up city and private property, you may head directly to Frontline Church, at 200 S. Howard Ave. You will be dispatched directly from there to a job site.
IF YOU ARE PART OF A LOCAL VOLUNTEER GROUP
THAT HAS 25 OR MORE PEOPLE - PLEASE CALL THE HOTLINE FIRST!
IF YOU ARE COMING IN FROM OUT OF STATE TO VOLUNTEER
Regardless of your group size, please call 1-866-484-3500 which is the official volunteer hotline provided by the city of Moore. You will speak to an individual who will dispatch you to where you should go to help out with the local volunteer/recovery effort.
As for your donation items from cars (not truckloads of stuff), those can be accepted at the Destiny Christian Center, located at 3801 SE 29th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73115. Thanks for coming to help!
Meet them at Serve Moore HQ at 200 S. Howard Ave. From the north take I-35 to 27th St exit, take a left on 27th and an immediate right on Broadway. Take a stroll down Broadway into Old Town. We're bussing people from HQ into the work zones.
Needed: Heavy equipment (bobcats, excavators, etc.). If you can bring those, please email email@example.com with your contact info and what you can bring. Thank you.
Lastly, please know that we have not forgotten those communitities beyone Moore that were also damaged by the May 19/20 tornadoes, and we hope that you won't either. The ServeMoore volunteer coordination is an effort to assist all OK communities with labor and donations, not just Moore. Thank you for helping Oklahomans recover and return to their lives.
Additional volunteer opportunities and supply needs will continue to be posted on this page; however, please use the hotline whenever possible, as it increases the monetary support that FEMA provides to Moore. Also, please continue to direct friends and family members to also register with Moore.Recovers.org, which holds the city-wide database of volunteers, donations and needs.
OTHER AREA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.
PLEASE SCROLL THROUGH THE ENTIRE LIST.
Will be serving 20 of their LifeChurch.tv families whose homes have been destroyed in Moore. They will be working alongside the SamaritansPurse.org.
Meet at Emmaus Baptist Church, 16001 S. Western Ave., OKC 73170.
You must attend an orientation before serving. The orientations are held at 7:30am and 12:30pm each day at Emmaus Baptist Church. They will work in 4-5 hour shifts and will work no later than 5pm. Bring work gloves, hard sole boots and a sack lunch. If you bring a child aged 14-18 they must stay with you at all times. Bringing younger children is discouraged.
851 N. Carr Drive - Storm Shelter across from Police Dept
Facebook updates: CERT Emergency Response Team Newcastle & Bridgecreek Area
Supplies needed: Cleaning Supplies, Leather gloves, Rakes, Large Plastic Trash Cans, sledge hammers, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, zip top bags, safety glasses, manual can openers, plastic totes
SHAWNEE AREA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! (MONDAY - SUNDAY)
PARTNERING WITH SAMARITANS PURSE TO BRING AID TO SHAWNEE/BETHEL ACRES/DALE/LITTLE AXE/CARNEY AREAS (ON-GOING FOR THE NEXT 2-3 WEEKS)
Family of Faith Church - 30 Kin-Vill Rd., Shawnee, OK
MONDAY - SATURDAY: Please arrive by 7:15 am or 12:15 pm for a brief safety orientation, then you will be assigned to a team and sent out into the field to help.
SUNDAY: Please arrive by 12:15 pm.
(NOTE: Volunteers must be 14 years or older.)
For more details, call 405-273-5331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highland Baptist Church in Moore
NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! They will meet every weekday and Saturday at 8am in the church parking lot.
To volunteer just check in at the registration table when you arrive.
Outdoor manual labor and indoor work.
Highland Baptist Church is partnering with Operation Blessing (ob.org), volunteers from out of the area who are working through this organization are eligible for housing. If you would like more information, please call 1-757-226-3407
2425 SE 4th Street (4th and Sunnylane)
Tasks: outdoor manual labor and indoor work.
Contact point person: email Ken at email@example.com
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MOORE
301 NE 27th St. OKC 73160
Come to east side of church
Interested Volunteers should Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then you will need to arrive at the EAST DOORS ONLY
All volunteers need to be in the 10th grade or above.
At the current time we are not taking out of state teams at this location.
We are also not facilitating the use of out of state teams.
And we are not housing out of state or out of town teams.
Bring a good set of gloves is you have one. Tasks: unloading vehicles, taking donations to their designated spots, and loading people's vehicles who are in need of supplies.
JOURNEY CHURCH Norman, OK
The new website for Journey's relief efforts is http://helpmoorerebuild.com
Volunteers can sign up on the website or just show up at 9am or 2pm for orientation.
Hours are Tues-Sat 9-7, Sunday 1-5, closed Mondays
Volunteer opportunities are for ages 12 and up.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Pottawatomie County -
[NOTE: We will post an update on their efforts soon]
(Hardesty Road and Highway 177--see directions on their website: http://www.localharvest.org/pottawatomie-county-farmers-cooperative-market-M42015). Jason McPhail is the contact (937-212-4200).
CARNEY AND LUTHER, OK
[NOTE: We will post an update on their efforts soon]
Please contact the Assembly of God at (405) 865-2289 and Luther Town Hall (405) 277-3833 for more information and ways to get involved.
For questions call County Comm. office, Brian Maughan: 405-712-1502.
Infant Crisis Services
Seeking volunteer drivers with access to trucks, vans and other vehicles to pick up and deliver truckloads of baby goods weekdays and weekends to various distribution sites in Moore, Norman and Shawnee. Please contact Beth Lykins at email@example.com
OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
OKMRC is looking for volunteers to help with their recovery efforts, especially those with medical experience. To volunteer, go to www.okmrc.org and click on “OKMRC Inquiry”. Please click on the opportunity link for more information about volunteering.
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!
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
Text STORM to 80888 for Salvation Army.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 for Redcross.
Text FOOD to 32333 for Reg. Food Bank
NOTE: 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
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.
United Way of Norman Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to our partners working on the tornado relief efforts.
The Red Cross of Oklahoma You can help their efforts by donating to the Red Cross online 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
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Thanks to everyone for your compassion and care.
We will post as other needs and volunteer needs are identified.
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