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Constantly-Updating List On How To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims (and Pets) #OKMissing #OpOK #Moore #OKShelters #OKPets

A man and two children walk through debris after a huge tornado struck Moore, OKla., near Oklahoma City, May 20. (Reuters/Richard Rowe)
The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army says it is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore. To donate for the Salvation Army's tornado relief in Oklahoma please visit:

Kim Schwab looks over her destroyed home in south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013.  Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman via AP

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief: This organization says donations will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters." It is requesting monetary donations (It says clothing is NOT needed). For more information, and to donate, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website.

Earlene Langley, left, hugs from her friend Jerry Dirks after a tornado hit Dirks' home on May 19 near Carney, Okla. Dirks was in the cellar when the tornado struck. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman, via AP
United Way of Central Oklahoma:  A disaster relief fund is being activated as of May 21 so that individuals can specifically donated to tornado relief-and-recovery efforts, the organization says on its site. "Financial contributions are the best way to help unless otherwise requested." Donations can be made online at United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund is open.  Donations may be made online here. Checks, with a notation of "May Tornado Relief" can also be sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101

Leah Hill, of Shawnee, Okla., is hugged by friend Sidney Sizemore, as they look through Hill's scattered belongings from her home which was destroyed by a tornado, west of Shawnee, on May 19. Photo via NBC News
The Red Cross: The link to donate to the Red Cross' tornado relief in Oklahoma use your cell phone to donate: Support #OKwx efforts - give online or text "STORM" to 80888 2 make $10 donation #tornado
 Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway after her home was destroyed by the tornado in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman via AP

Let others know you're okay! Very critical in search & rescue efforts: The Red Cross is sending similar assistance. It is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK connect through a website called Safe and Well. The site is: www.safeandwell.orgPeople can enter their information on the site or use a search feature to see if their loved ones are listed. 

Moore Tornado Lost and Found: Connect with loved ones on this Facebook page in the wake of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado. Let them know you're OK or ask for assistance from others in locating someone

OK Tornado Doc & Picture Recovery Group Reunites Oklahoma Victims With Belongings:

Twitter Hashtags: Twitter is also being used as a tool to help find loved ones and aid in the immediate recovery. The hashtag #OKMissing is being used to communicate information about missing people, while #OpOK is being used to tell people about where to find shelter and how to volunteer assistance, as well as other information people want to communicate. Several activist groups, including various factions of Anonymous and Occupy, have been instrumental in getting relief and recovery information through Twitter.
Other hashtags urging people to keep tornado victims in their thoughts trended throughout the day Monday, including #Oklahoma #okc #moore and #PrayForOklahoma.

If any professionals are willing to volunteer post trauma crisis counselling or safe spaces use .

Photo by mikejenkinstv via Instagram

Lost Animals:
The Animal Resource Center is taking in pets misplaced by the tornado. They are located just north of Moore at the I-240/I-35 intersection. Their address is 7949 S. I-35 Service Road. Phone number is 405-604-2892

Oklahoma Humane are taking displaced animals. Donate to support their disaster relief fund:

Moore Oklahoma Tornado Lost and Found Animals facebook page. Volunteers help residents who post photos of their lost animals. The volunteers will compare the pictures with photos they have seen elsewhere of found animals.

There are other established pages that are helping out such as Moore OK S OKC Lost and Found Pets, a lost and found animal page created in February. 

Animal Aid:  The Pet Food Pantry of OKC is offering dog food, cat food, leashes, collars, food bowls, etc to those in need. (405) 664-2858

Maeghan Hadley, of One Day Ranch pet rescue, checks over a kitten pulled from under the rubble of a mobile home destroyed by Sunday's tornado in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park, near Shawnee, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

OU Sooners @UofOklahoma: The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families! Call 405-325-2511
Seven-year-old Katrina Ash, right, holds a doll as she waits in the back of a truck with her grandfather, Michael Bowen, left, after a tornado ripped through their neighborhood near Dale, Okla., on May 19. Residents are not being allowed back into the neighborhood as search and rescue efforts take place. Photo by Sue Ogrocki / AP
Google Crisis Map: Google publishes crisis map to identify traffic, shelters, tornado track in wake of Oklahoma twister:

Feeding America: Through its network of more than 200 food banks, Feeding America, whose mission is to "feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks," says it will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to communities in need, in Oklahoma, and will also "set up additional emergency food and supply distribution sites as they are needed." You can donate online here. Phone: 1-800-910-5524.

Emergency Shelters: 

Text SHELTER & your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area.

Other facilities open to tornado victims:

St. Andrews United Methodist
2727 SW 119th St

Moore Community Center
201 S Howard
Moore OK

Newcastle Storm Shelter
851 N Carr

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Little Axe Resource Center
Carney Senior Center
301 E Maple

Shawnee Athletic Center
(Shawnee High School)
1001 North Kennedy
Shawnee, OK

The following shelters have been set up for the victims of the May 20 tornado:

  • University of Oklahoma – student housing (Norman)
  • Oklahoma Baptist University – student housing (Shawnee)
  • Graceway Baptist Church – located at 1100 S.W. 104th in Oklahoma City.
  • Oakcrest Church of Christ – at 1111 S.W. 89th Street in Moore.
  • Victory Church located 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.
  • Journey Church in Norman I-35 and Tecumseh Road is open as a shelter.
  • Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 N.E. 5th St. Oklahoma City.
  • Trinity Church of the Nazarene is open as an emergency shelter. It is located at 7301 S. Walker, just on the north side of I-240.
Our friends at 11 Alive news are reporting the following:

Habitat for Humanity is working to help those affected in Oklahoma as well as in neighboring Texas, where 60 Habitat homes were damaged by a tornado there. 
AmeriCares is helping to provide emergency aid and resources in areas affected by storms at a moment's notice. AmeriCares provides health care resources, first aid and emergency clean-up kits in areas like Moore.
Crews from the North Carolina headquarters of Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse are already on their way to Oklahoma to help provide relief in Moore and other communities affected by the tornadoes. 
The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's (BGCO) Disaster Relief Fund is helping to provide tree removal services, laundry services and meals to those affected in the area.

Free Tarps! Just call or go to the address!!

Verizon Wireless Support Units

Mobile Support From the Verizon Wireless News Page:

Verizon Wireless Mobile Support Unit
A 53-foot mobile support unit to for residents of Moore and surrounding areas will be located at the Red Cross Shelter located at 201 S Howard in Moore, OK. This unit is equipped with emergency phones, charging stations and internet capability.
Verizon Wireless Mobile Command Center
A mobile command center will be available to support public safety officials co-located with the FEMA command center in Moore, OK.
Verizon Wireless Charging Stations
Verizon Wireless is deploying multiple charging stations to central Oklahoma. Charging stations are equipped with emergency phones, Internet access, laptop computers and charging capability. Locations for these charging stations are:
  • Red Cross Shelter located at 201 S Howard in Moore, OK
  • Home Depot parking lot in Moore, OK – SW 19th and Telephone Road
  • Shawnee High School – 1001 North Kennedy in Shawnee, OK

 Donation drop off locations
 Please be a smart donor - call ahead and see what the biggest needs are. Do not bring clothing unless asked.
Feed the Children donation center (donations) – Feed The Children is preparing emergency disaster relief supplies to aid victims of the Moore tornadoes and will be accepting donations from the public on Tuesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items that will be accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.
Salvation Army at KFOR-TV studios (supply drop-off) – Items needed: Bottled water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby formula, Hand towels, Individually wrapped snacks, Work gloves. Please do not bring gloves. Financial donations can also be made to the Salvation Army. Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
All Edmond High Schools have drop offs. Edmond Memorial: Clothing — Edmond North: Bottled Water — Edmond Santa Fe: Canned Food Crawford Family Funeral Service in Edmond is taking donations. Please call 340-2333

OU Equipment at 180 West Brooks in Norman – accepting supplies Memorial Road Church of Christ at 2221 East Memorial Road in Edmond (405-478-0166)

Net Church of Oklahoma City – donations at our location until 12 noon. Location: 2200 N Bryant, Oklahoma City (405-427-5600) New Direction Ministries – 10109 N. Western Avenue (405-242-4692 ) 

Choctaw Road Baptist Church – collecting water, diapers, toiletries, snack foods, work gloves, gatorade, sunscreen, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, ibuprofen. PLEASE NO CLOTHING. Between 8:15 am and 4:15 pm Tuesday and Wednesday.  14971 East Reno, Choctaw (405-390-9002)

Mustang Brewing Company Headquarters – Open 5/21 at 7:00 a.m. Several thousand square feet of warehouse space opened up. Will get it to those who need it. 520 North Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City Lucky Star Casino, Event Tent — a trailer is set up for donations from 7:00am till 3:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday (Event Tent on the West Side of the Casino). A cashier will be available for monetary donations. Necessary items, water, gatorade, non perishable foods, diapers, formula and wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlight and batteries, suntan lotion, pre packed snacks. No clothes, bedding or household items at this time, as Red Cross has no storage or distribution center set up for these items at this time. Will be needed in the very near future though. EL Reno, Oklahoma (405-422-6500)

First Baptist Church Nicoma Park - donation and drop-off location Juice Blendz at 1200 West Covell Road in Edmond (405-285-0133) The Gate Church is accepting: Water,Sunscreen,Baby Items,Toiletries,Gloves, etc. 7700 North Council Road in Oklahoma City (405-728-7700)

Journey Church in Norman I-35 & Tecumseh in Norman Culver Electric: filling trailers with water, diapers, wipes, formula, gloves, hand tools, sunscreen, Gatorade, and all needed items on the salvation army and red cross list. 1823 West 20th in Elk City.

Zimmer Radio Group: will have a truck/trailer located in their parking lot accepting donations. When one truck fills up, it will be sent and bring in another one to fill. Location: 2702 East 32nd Street in Joplin, Missouri (417-624-1025)

50 Penn Place: Clear Channel station in 50 Penn Place will accept donations at the west entrance.
Location: Street(s), City and Phone (if known): N.W. 50th and Penn West entrance. 405-228-9500.

Salvation Army at KFOR-TV studios (supply drop-off) – Items needed: Bottled water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby formula, Hand towels, Individually wrapped snacks, Work gloves. Financial donations can also be made to the Salvation Army. Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Feed the Children donation center (donations) – Feed The Children is preparing emergency disaster relief supplies to aid victims of the Moore tornadoes and will be accepting donations from the public on Tuesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items that will be accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.

You can also drop off goods at the following locations:

News 9, 7401 N Kelley Ave, OK City, (405) 843-6641

Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Blvd, OK City, 405) 631-4421
Fowler Honda, 955 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK, (405) 329-1077

 Missing Persons

The Oklahoma City Police Department has been receiving numerous phone calls from persons wanting to report a family member missing. We ask anyone who needs to make a report for a loved one who resides in Moore to contact the Moore Police Department.

Reports for missing persons out of Oklahoma City can be made one of two ways:

• Walk-in reports can be made at St. Andrews Church 2727 SW 119th Street
• Phone reports can be made by calling 405-297-1129

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Volunteer Opportunity on May 22nd at 9am CST

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The City of Moore is looking for volunteers for a cemetery clean-up on May 22nd at 9:00 am. Volunteers will be picking up debris from the May 20th Tornado. If you would like to volunteer your time, please meet at the Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard.

The group will be escorted to the Southgate Baptist Church, where they will walk to the cemetery on foot. Please bring gloves, rakes, etc., and be sure to wear heavy-soled shoes. This is the only volunteer opportunity at this time.
For more information, please contact the Moore Parks Department at 793-5090.

Volunteer opportunity - Journey Church

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Journey Church needs volunteers now! They stated: We are getting pretty low on volunteers right now! If you can, come on out!!!"

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We have been notified that Primrose Funeral Home of Norman will handle the arrangements of any of those lost in the tornado at no charge to the families.

Aid for American Indian Families in Oklahoma: Tornadoes displaced and affected American Indian families in the communities of Shawnee, Bethel, and Little Axe.
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC) Disaster Relief Team – whose mission is to provide direct support, care, and assistance to American Indian victims of disasters – is serving as a focal point to coordinate Native relief efforts. Rev. David Wilson (Choctaw),, head of the OIMC Disaster Relief Team, has provided telephone numbers for people who need help or who want to provide assistance; the team can be reached at 918.724.1966 or 405.632.2006. Also, donations can be made online on their website at

Checks can be mailed to
Attn: Disaster Relief
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
3020 S. Harvey
OKC, OK 73109

University of Oklahoma posted on their website:




Overnight accommodations are NOT available, please be sure to make your own accommodations ahead of time if you need to stay overnight.


alert1-866-484-3500 - The City of Moore Call Center
to help assist all persons interested in helping with tornado relief efforts


This list will be updated periodically throughout the weekend.
Please scroll through the entire list -
there are many communities needing assistance!

Serve Moore - Volunteers needed SATURDAY & MONDAY 8:30 am-8:00 pm

TWITTER: @servemooreOK

Headquarters at 200 S. Howard Ave. in Moore
Lots of volunteers needed.
GROUPS OF 25 or more: Call 866-484-3500
GROUPS LESS THAN 25: Meet us at Serve Moore HQ at 200 S. Howard Ave.

If possible, bring heavy duty wire cutters, gloves, trash bags, sturdy metal rakes, shovels, chainsaws, and sunscreen. Sharpie markers too!
Tasks: neighborhood restoration and debris removal.

Pottawatomie County (SATURDAY)
needs help with debris clearing and pick up tomorrow (Saturday). 
Their county is meeting at 8 AM at the farmer's market
(Hardesty Road and Highway 177--see directions on their website:
Jason McPhail is running the operation (937-212-4200).  You do not need to call him, just show up at 8 AM Saturday.  He will provide a brief orientation to everyone.  Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a shovel, and work gloves.  They really could use some people who can bring chainsaws (and know how to operate them).

Highland Baptist Church in Moore
PARTNERING WITH Operation Blessing

2425 SE 4th Street (4th and Sunnylane)
Tasks: outdoor manual labor and indoor work.
Contact point person: email Ken at

1111 SW 89th, OKC 73139
NEEDS: towels, wash cloths, packaged food (no refrigerated items)

Family of Faith Church - 30 Kin-Vill Rd., Shawnee, OK
Maximum team size - up to 15
Samaritan's Purse Headquarters is working in the Shawnee/Bethel/Meeker areas. Call 405 273-5331 for information. It is not a supplies distribution, but if you want to bring water, Gatorade, or food, please call the number. Tasks: debris clean up, chainsaw work and roof tarping.

For CURRENT info: Frontline Church Website:
volunteer headquarters are in the gym of Covenant Life Assembly on 207 S. Howard Ave.  From the north take I-35 to 27th St exit, take a left on 27th and an immediate right on Broadway. Then roll in on Broadway straight into Old Town.
They are also in need of the following items to be delivered to 207 S. Howard Ave.: Water for Volunteers, Gloves, Rakes, Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Trash bags, Work gloves, Chainsaws, and lots of volunteers.


301 NE 27th St. OKC 73160
Come to east side of church
Interested Volunteers should
Then you will need to arrive at the EAST DOORS ONLY
At the current time we are not taking out of state teams at this location. 
We are also not facilitating the use of out of state teams. 
And we are not housing out of state or out of town teams.
Bring a good set of gloves is you have one. Tasks: unloading vehicles, taking donations to their designated spots, and loading people's vehicles who are in need of supplies.

Please contact the Assembly of God at (405) 865-2289 and Luther Town Hall (405) 277-3833 for more information and ways to get involved.

(I-35 and Tecumseh) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Hours of Operation are 9am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday & 1pm – 6pm on Sunday. Looking ahead:  Email to sign up for a shift this weekend. Volunteer opportunities are for ages 12 and up. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Friday – Sunday:

  • 9am to 2pm (except Sunday)
  • 2pm to 6pm
  • Closed Overnight
NOTE: They are no longer taking clothing donations, dog food or fresh produce.

Meet at Braum's, 414 NW 32nd St, Newcastle, OK 73065 (exit 108 on I-44/Hwy 37) Volunteers are needed to do cleanup work.
To help, meet at the Braum's in Newcastle at the Hwy 37 exit off I-44 between 8am-8pm May 23 and 24. Workers will be shuttled to worksites, mostly to drag off tree limbs. Dress prepared to get muddy and wear gloves if you have them. Experienced volunteers can also bring chainsaws or tree clippers. Tasks: primarily drag off tree limbs.

7800 S. WALKER
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Rakes, Snacks, Ice, Ice Chests, Tarps, Plastic Bins, Trucks

2727 SW 119th STREET, OKC
Bring an open mind and flexible heart.
Tasks: deliveries and clean-up work.


You can drop off at the Norman Chamber (115 E. Gray) or directly to the area at Absentee Shawnee Tribe Community Center 1970 156th Ave. NE - all items brought to the chamber will be going here for now. 
They need:
Large Tarps – Biggest demand
Shovels – round and square
Large trash bags
Gloves – all kind
Duct tape
Baby supplies – diapers and food
Dog food – small and big bags for small and big dogs

They are also taking volunteers for the resource center and in the fie

Infant Crisis Services Seeking volunteer drivers with access to trucks, vans and other vehicles to pick up and deliver truckloads of baby goods weekdays and weekends to various distribution sites in Moore, Norman and Shawnee.  Please contact Beth Lykins at
OKMRC is designed to bring together different healthcare-related organizations and members of the community, including physicians, nurses, public health workers, and other medical professionals. In addition, volunteers without a background in medical training are needed. To volunteer, go to and click on “OKMRC Inquiry”. Please click on the opportunity link for more information about volunteering.

OKC Good
In the coming weeks we hope to organize some cleanup events and also connect you with trusted organizations that are doing the most good for the tornado victims. Sign up for our Tornado Relief email list below if you want to receive more information as opportunities to help develop!


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