Tornado relief: How you can help locally

Posted at 11:40 AM, May 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-21 11:40:48-04

Salvation Army:

Cash Contributions Encouraged
Donors are encouraged to contribute cash. In-kind donations require sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and therefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase product to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.

It is easy to give to The Salvation Army:
· By phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
· Online at
· By mail:

The Salvation Army – Disaster Relief
P.O. BOX 2536

Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Please make checks payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “May 2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes.”

Text To Give

You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs. or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

Red Cross:

This has been a major disaster, and the Red Cross will be there for the people of Oklahoma. You can help Red Cross Disaster Relief provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected with a financial donation in the following ways:

• To donate visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or TEXT the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation billed to your cellphone account.

• Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

We are unable to accept donations of food, clothing, household goods etc., and we are grateful for the support of the community through their financial contributions.