IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR TORNADO VICTIMS
TO REGISTER FOR FUTURE VOLUNTEER COMMUNICATION -
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TO VOLUNTEER TODAY IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES - SEE IMMEDIATE NEEDS LISTED BELOW. Thank you!
NOTE FOR OUT OF TOWN VOLUNTEERS: Overnight accommodations are NOT available,
please be sure to make your own accommodations ahead of time if you need to stay overnight.
1-866-484-3500 - The City of Moore Call Center
to help assist all persons interested in helping with tornado relief efforts
IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES:
This list will be updated periodically throughout the weekend.
Please scroll through the entire list -
there are many communities needing assistance!
Serve Moore - Volunteers needed SATURDAY & MONDAY 8:30 am-8:00 pm
FOR CURRENT INFO: http://servemoore.com/
FOLLOW ON TWITTER FOR UPDATES & NEEDS: @servemooreOK
Headquarters at 200 S. Howard Ave. in Moore
Lots of volunteers needed.
GROUPS OF 25 or more: Call 866-484-3500
GROUPS LESS THAN 25: Meet us at Serve Moore HQ at 200 S. Howard Ave.
If possible, bring heavy duty wire cutters, gloves, trash bags, sturdy metal rakes, shovels, chainsaws, and sunscreen. Sharpie markers too!
Tasks: neighborhood restoration and debris removal.
SATURDAY'S SERVE MOORE PROJECT:
Restoration of Veteran's Park
Leaving 200 S. Howard at 8:30 a.m. or meet at Heritage Trails Elm at 9 a.m.
Pottawatomie County (SATURDAY)
needs help with debris clearing and pick up tomorrow (Saturday).
Their county is meeting at 8 AM at the farmer's market
(Hardesty Road and Highway 177--see directions on their website: http://www.localharvest.org/pottawatomie-county-farmers-cooperative-market-M42015). Jason McPhail is running the operation (937-212-4200). You do not need to call him, just show up at 8 AM Saturday. He will provide a brief orientation to everyone. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a shovel, and work gloves. They really could use some people who can bring chainsaws (and know how to operate them).
Highland Baptist Church in Moore
FOR CURRENT INFO: http://hbcmoore.org/moore
PARTNERING WITH Operation Blessing http://www.ob.org/
2425 SE 4th Street (4th and Sunnylane)
Tasks: outdoor manual labor and indoor work.
Contact point person: email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakcrest CHURCH OF CHRIST
1111 SW 89th, OKC 73139
NEEDS: towels, wash cloths, packaged food (no refrigerated items)
The Orr Family Farm (SATURDAY beginning 8 am)
14400 S. Western Avenue, OKC
We suggest entering from I-44, exiting on SW 134 and then south on Western Avenue.
The Orr Family Farm has part of the sign remaining and the entrance to the parking lot is open.
If you would like to volunteer, we ask you please consider the following:
Place a sign on dashboard that reads "Orr Family Farm," Bring heavy duty work gloves, rakes and heavy duty brooms, large trash bags or rubber storage tubs, bags of ice and/or small coolers
Also, there have been questions concerning bringing children to the clean up. We ask you use your best judgment. This is an environment where there is a lot of debris, sharp metal, wood, glass and other items. This is a cleanup day which means there will be "hands-on" interaction with these items. Please use your best judgment to provide for the safety of your family and those around you. Please enter the Farm from Western Avenue and park in the main parking lot.
SHAWNEE, OK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
FOR CURRENT INFO: http://spvolunteernetwork.org/projects/oklahoma-tornado-response.aspx
Family of Faith Church - 30 Kin-Vill Rd., Shawnee, OK
Maximum team size - up to 15
Samaritan's Purse Headquarters is working in the Shawnee/Bethel/Meeker areas. Call 405 273-5331 for information. It is not a supplies distribution, but if you want to bring water, Gatorade, or food, please call the number. Tasks: debris clean up, chainsaw work and roof tarping.
For CURRENT info: Frontline Church Website: http://frontlinechurch.tv/servemoore/
volunteer headquarters are in the gym of Covenant Life Assembly on 207 S. Howard Ave. From the north take I-35 to 27th St exit, take a left on 27th and an immediate right on Broadway. Then roll in on Broadway straight into Old Town. They are also in need of the following items to be delivered to 207 S. Howard Ave.: Water for Volunteers, Gloves, Rakes, Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Trash bags, Work gloves, Chainsaws, and lots of volunteers.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MOORE
FOR CURRENT INFO: http://fbcmoore.org/disaster-relief-information/
301 NE 27th St. OKC 73160
Come to east side of church
Interested Volunteers should Contact: email@example.com
Then you will need to arrive at the EAST DOORS ONLY
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.
CARNEY AND LUTHER, OK
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.
JOURNEY CHURCH Norman, OK - (WEEKEND)
(I-35 and Tecumseh)
Hours of Operation are 9am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday & 1pm – 6pm on Sunday.
Looking ahead: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift this weekend.
Volunteer opportunities are for ages 12 and up.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Friday – Sunday:
- 9am to 2pm (except Sunday)
- 2pm to 6pm
- Closed Overnight
NEWCASTLE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! until 8 p.m.
Meet at Braum's, 414 NW 32nd St, Newcastle, OK 73065 (exit 108 on I-44/Hwy 37)
Volunteers are needed to do cleanup work. To help, meet at the Braum's in Newcastle at the Hwy 37 exit off I-44 between 8am-8pm May 23 and 24. Workers will be shuttled to worksites, mostly to drag off tree limbs. Dress prepared to get muddy and wear gloves if you have them. Experienced volunteers can also bring chainsaws or tree clippers. Tasks: primarily drag off tree limbs.
LIFE CHURCH IN SOUTH OKC (WEEKEND)
FOR CURRENT INFO: https://www.lifechurch.tv/relief
7800 S. WALKER
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Rakes, Snacks, Ice, Ice Chests, Tarps, Plastic Bins, Trucks
ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2727 SW 119th STREET, OKC
Bring an open mind and flexible heart.
Tasks: deliveries and clean-up work.
LITTLE AXE AREA
Needs WASP SPRAY AND BUG SPRAY
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.
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 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.
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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