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Oklahoma tornadoes: Need help, find help

People who want to help tornado victims can go to county commission District 2 barn today to get an assignment.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 13, 2010 at 12:15 am •  Published: May 13, 2010

Here is information about how to help tornado victims and how victims can find help:

HOW TO HELP

• Oklahoma County crews are working to assess the damage, but volunteers are needed, County Commissioner Brian Maughan said. To help, go to the District 2 barn, 7501 S Anderson Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. "We have jobs for young and old,” he said.


• The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma is accepting cash donations for the disaster relief fund. Text "redcross” to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation billed to your cell phone. People can also donate by phone at 228-9500.


• The Salvation Army is accepting financial donations at www.salvationarmyusa.org and (800) 725-2769. Donations should be designated for Oklahoma tornado assistance. No in-kind donations are needed.

HOW TO GET HELP
Pets: Emergency management and animal welfare officials have been collecting strays. Call 297-2250 to check on pets.

Storage: U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to residents whose homes or businesses were damaged by tornadoes. Residents also can participate in a box swap. Those with empty boxes are encouraged to drop them off at U-Haul locations so tornado victims can use them for free. For more information, call (800) 522-4236 or 737-6505.

Food: A mobile feeding unit at Interstate 240 and Anderson Road is run by the Central Oklahoma Area Command of the Salvation Army.

Mobile feeding units are traveling throughout Little Axe, Moore, Norman, Seminole, Shawnee and surrounding areas. Ongoing Coverage: May 10 tornadoes


Volunteers and tornado victims are invited to stop by the collection warehouse, 25 NW 9, during the following times:

→Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

→Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

→Monday through May 20: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

→May 21-22: Noon to

5 p.m.

Hours are subject to change depending on needs and donations. Tornado victims must bring an insurance claim number to receive donations.

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