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 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm •  Published: May 11, 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, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. 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

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. The Salvation Army workers are from Ardmore, Enid, Shawnee, McAlester and Tulsa.

Emotional and spiritual care is available from Salvation Army crews throughout the area.

The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma also has feeding sites in affected areas. All sites serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Crop / Planting time / Days to harvest
Bean, bush / Aug. 10-20 / 50-60

Bean, pole / July 15-30 / 60-70

Beet / Aug. 1-15 / 60-70

Broccoli / July 15-Aug. 15 / 70-80

Cabbage / Aug. 1-25 / 75-90

Carrots / July 15-Aug. 15 / 70-80

Cauliflower / Aug. 1-25 / 70-80

Chard / Aug. 1-Sept. 15 / 50-60

Cucumber / Aug. 10-20 / 60-70

Eggplant / July 15 / 80-90

Leaf lettuce / Aug. 1-15 / 60-70

Peas, green / Aug. 15-Sept. 1 / 60-90

Pepper / July 15 / 90-110

Potato, Irish / Aug. 1-15 / 90-110

Sweet corn / July 15 / 80-100

Summer squash / July 15-Sept 1 / 40-50

Tomatoes / July 1-15 / 70-90

Turnip / Aug. 1-Sept. 15 / 50-60

Winter squash / July 15-30 / 100-120

Pumpkin / July 15-30 / 100-120

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