Sometimes there are no words to express our grief and sadness. We're in shock. Our hearts go out to the people who's lives have been devastated by tragedy and we include them in our prayers. Unfortunately, that's not enough. They need more from us to survive each day. Many of us don't know how we can help victims across state lines. So, I've put together this list of disaster relief organizations we can donate to right now who are on the ground helping the Oklahoma tornado victims today:
People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, or dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Supporters are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF
The BGCO is taking monetary donations at www.bgco.org/donate.
Give what you can. Every little bit helps!
photo credit: Michael Hodge