How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 21, 2013

Monday, an EF-4 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma leaving many homes destroyed and families searching to find their loved ones. Within hours, organizations across the nation began efforts to help the victims and provide relief to disaster responders. Here’s how you can help in your area:

  • American Red Cross -  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate or give a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief Fund by texting “red cross” to 90999. Online at
  • Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief - Send checks to BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112. Online at
  • Salvation Army - Text STORM to 80888 to give $10 or send a check to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157 Memo: “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Online at
  • United Way of Central Oklahoma - Send a check to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101 Memo: “May Tornado Relief”
  • Feeding America - Donate to food banks by calling 1-800-910-5524 or online at

 Donate or volunteer at your local Red Cross Chapter:

  • Calloway County Chapter: 607 Poplar Street, Murray, KY, 42071, Call 270-753-1421

    The Murray Rotary Club and Taylor Motors are collaborating to collect much-needed items for victims. The "Stuff the Bus" effort will be collecting at Pagliai's in Murray, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Items requested include cash or checks made payable to Murray Rotary Club, bottled water, clothing, work gloves and shoes, new hats, garbage bags, hand sanitizer, first aid items, sunscreen and non-melting food.

  • Paducah Area Chapter 232 N. 8th Street, Paducah, KY 42001, Call 270-442-3575

  • Mid-West Kentucky Chapter 111 S Main St Madisonville, KY 42431, Call 270-821-6784
  • Graves County Chapter 120 North 9th street Mayfield, KY 42066, Call 270-247-3921