[5/21/13 UPDATE From KFOR in Oklahoma City: “The medical examiner’s office has confirmed 24 people have been killed in Monday’s Moore tornado; at least 230 have been injured. Amy Ellis with the medical examiner’s office said of the 24, nine are children. Ellis said in a press conference Tuesday seven of those children were found in the Plaza Towers Elementary School and two more were found elsewhere.”]
OK-SAFE, Inc. – May 21, 2013, the day after a monstrous tornado struck the Moore, OK area, killing an estimated
91 people 24 people, many nine of whom were children.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families who have suffered loss in yesterday’s tornado. We thank the Lord for all the lives spared.
People are wanting to help. One way to do so is by helping local churches (Moore, Edmond, and Oklahoma City) who are active in the relief effort. Local churches are good to support because they know the people and their needs (emotional and physical), and have the means to direct that help where it is needed most.
Partial List of Churches Helping
Here are three local churches helping in the Moore disaster relief effort:
- First Baptist Church in Moore – 301 NE. 27th Street, Moore, OK. (Right off I-35, just north of where tornado hit). Phone: 405-793-2600 Pastor: Kevin Clarkson. Huge parking lot with disaster relief HQ and mobile kitchen set up.
- Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond – 1230 N. Sooner Rd., Edmond, OK. Phone: 405-348-1745 Pastor: Paul Blair. Church will be delivering donations, including financial donations, to First Baptist Church of Moore.
- Windsor Hills Baptist Church – 5517 NW 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK. Phone: 405-943-3326. Pastor: Tom Vineyard. Church will be collecting items for families from Moore Baptist Temple who lost their homes. Financial assistance needed.
Initial needs: Bottled water, Gatorade, wipes, diapers, flash lights and batteries, and ready to eat food items.
Other Relief Efforts
News station KFOR in Oklahoma City has a great running list of Tornado Relief drop off sights. Click on the link below to find a location near to you:
Hit the refresh button to check for updated information.
From the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is welcoming cash donations that will help provide food, water, ice and other necessities in the initial response. The Salvation Army is also providing emotional and spiritual comfort to those affected.
Donors are encouraged to give online at http://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 through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Oklahomans are known for pulling together in a disaster to help each other. It looks like this time is no different. This is a good place to live.