Want to help the Oklahoma storm victims? There are many things you can do and no amount of help is too little. Now is the time to come together.
February was also a record-breaking month with a preliminary 15 tornadoes reported on February 26th. Oklahoma also saw very high winds with Hobart seeing 111 miles per hour wind.
With the outbreak on April 19th Oklahomans were again hit hard and the tornado season is just getting started.
Ways You Can Help the Oklahoma Storm Victims
When disasters like this strike it’s usually best to donate funds so that organizations can get the supplies needed and don’t have to sort through and deal with overwhelming amounts of items.
There are several places throughout the state that are helping in the efforts and need funds to continue to aid in disaster relief. These are some of the places that are asking for help.
This is still early so more options will be added as they become available. Check back to this page later or visit our Facebook page to stay up-to-date.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a good place to donate to as they will bring relief to the affected areas and can always use support.
If you need assistants call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS. The number is available 24/7.
Shelters Open in Oklahoma
The American Red Cross has opened a few shelters in damaged areas for anyone that needs help or a place to stay. These are the current shelters that are open for storm victims.
- Noble High Schools, 4601 E. Etowah Rd. in Noble
- Citizen Potawatomi Reunion Hall, 1702 Gordon Cooper Dr. in Shawnee
- Washington School Gym, 101 E. Kerby Ave. in Washington.
You can also check the American Red Cross website for information on currently open shelters.
Be Prepared for Future Tornadoes
Oklahoma’s tornado season is just getting started. Be sure you have a tornado safety plan in place. In a place like Oklahoma, it’s easy to get used to tornadoes and not take them as seriously as we should. Don’t let that happen, stay prepared.
Staying prepared for tornadoes can help prevent some of the need for aid for future storms and help keep all of us safe.