Grassfires: How to help, how to get help

From staff reports Modified: April 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm •  Published: April 10, 2009
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rvices are available at their shelter at the Midwest City Community Center, 100 Midwest Blvd. Red Cross workers are also driving through affected areas in disaster relief trucks. Call 228-9500.

Clothing

The Choctaw Seventh Day Adventist Church, 14950 NE 3, will hand out clothing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Storage

U-Haul of Oklahoma City is giving 30 days of free storage to people who had to evacuate because of the fires. Storage is available at eight metro locations and two state locations.

Metro area:

U-Haul Downtown, 100 SE 2, 235-9446.

U-Haul Crossroads, 6027 S High Ave., 631-0491.

U-Haul Center Quail Springs, 721 W Memorial, 751-2525.

U-Haul Storage Hefner, 421 W Hefner, 755-0406.

U-Haul MacArthur Park, 6500 NW Expressway Street, 721-0674.

U-Haul Storage Lincoln, 2500 NE 36, 424-5442.

U-Haul Southside, 3101 SW 29, 681-5327.

U-Haul Storage Bethany, 2425 N MacArthur, 787-2450.

Statewide:

U-Haul Storage Stillwater, 5715 W 6, (405) 624-3434.

U-Haul Center Cache Road, 1102 Cache Road in Lawton, (580) 248-8472.

Boxes

U-Haul is giving away free boxes for evacuees and others who have been displaced because of the fires. Donated boxes can be picked up at any U-Haul location.

On the Web

Also, the following Web resources are available to those who were evacuated and/or lost their homes to grassfires in Oklahoma Thursday:

- Shelters for fire evacuees in Oklahoma: View a list of shelters for those forced to evacuate their homes due to grassfires.

- Donate to the Oklahoma City Red Cross: How you can help victims of Oklahoma's grassfires.

- Know It: Giving: Assist those in need, or find out how you can receive assistance.



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