How to help tornado victims


by Kelsey Duvall

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 1:33 PM


The Oklahoma Red Cross is asking people to donate by texting RedCross to 90999 which will be a $10 donation, spokesman Ken Garcia said.

Garcia said the donations allow the Red Cross to purchase needed supplies.

Those who are looking for family members can visit, Garcia said. Local Red Cross units will be dispatched throughout the damaged area tonight.

"We're still assessing what we need and where we will be setting up shelters," Garcia said. "We obviously don't want to get in the way of rescuers and we want to make sure it is safe but we know this will be a national relief effort."


The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has dispatched disaster response teams.

"We are responding and we won't rest until our neighbors are cared for," said Cindy Fuller, The Salvation Army Arkansas Oklahoma Divisional director of communications.

Donations can be made to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.

Donate by phone: 800-725-2769

Donate online:


Feed The Children is preparing emergency disaster relief supplies and will be accepting donations from the public on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Distribution Center, 29 N McCormick.

Items that will be accepted are diapers, canned goods, nonperishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.

Feed The Children is coordinating with other organizations and authorities at the scene to deliver disaster supplies as requests are received.

Cash donations to help with relief efforts can be made by phone at 800-627-4556 or online at .


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville is coordinating donations through its local Catholic Charities agency.

Please make checks out to “Tornado Relief” and send it to:

Catholic Charities
ATTN: Tornado Relief
2911 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY  40208

Catholic Charities USA will coordinate relief efforts with the appropriate dioceses.