Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief – How Can You Help?
I’m sure by now you have all heard of the EF5 Tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma. After checking to make sure that my family in Moore, OK was safe and sound I then began to find ways to help out from hours away. Here is a short list of items that are needed currently for the victims of the tornado.
- Soap laundry detergent
- New towels and wash clothes
- Toiletries – Shampoo, conditioner, razors etc.
- Baby items – Diapers, wipes, etc.
- New pillows
- Sheets and blankets
- Cleaning Supplies
Any of that ring a bell?? It should… as couponers, these are many of the items that we all have in our stock pile because we get them for free or ridiculously cheap. Please go through your stock piles and see if there is anything that you can pack up to donate. There are many places right now all over that are collecting donations and will drive them down there to Oklahoma for you. All you have to do it pack up your donations and drop them off to a location.
If you are new to couponing and don’t yet have a stock pile to pull donations from or would just rather give a monetary donation then here is a list of ways you can donate.
Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma - Text FOOD to 32333 each text will charge $10 to your phone bill
The Salvation Army care for disaster survivors and first responders - Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to the recovery and relief efforts.
American Redcross - text REDCROSS to 90999 or call 1-800-red-cross to donate $10
AmeriCares – Donate at their website HERE, by calling now at 1-800-486-HELP, or by texting LIVE to 25383, each text will donate $10
Feed The Children – Headquartered in Oklahoma City has bottled water and food to the affected area. They are also accepting diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food, snack items, water, sports drinks and cash donations. Text “DISASTER” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Donate HERE online.
Operation BBQ Relief – Cooking and Catering BBQ meals to victims and their families – Donate HERE
Express-1 in Buchanan, MI, an expedited shipping company, is holding donation drives at Martin’s Supermarkets in Mishawaka, IN and Granger, IN and the Erskine Plaza in South Bend, IN.
- You can donate money, non-perishable food, water, personal hygiene items and clothes Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Express-1 will also accept donations at its location in Buchanan, MI
- Drivers will take the donations to Oklahoma
Please help these families in this time of need if you are able, all donations of any size are accepted and appreciated.
Newly added donation info: From IC Contributor Angela “If you are still looking to donate to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes last week, I am told that there is a truck accepting donations by Chick–Fil-A in Avon. Time to gather up the stock pile for a good cause! ~I haven’t been up there yet myself so I don’t know details of hours they are there, or when they will be heading out.”