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Oklahoma tornadoes: Organizations donate time, money after tornadoes

Organizations donate money and time to aid in Oklahoma tornado relief efforts.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 1, 2013 at 1:21 am •  Published: June 1, 2013

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry coordinated with the Oklahoma National Stockyards cowboys and gathered cattle displaced from the Moore tornado.

Islamic Relief USA's Disaster Assistance Response Team has partnered with the American Red Cross and the United Way of Central Oklahoma to assist with recovery efforts in Oklahoma. The organization has already helped 300 families on the ground.

The Arby's Foundation and King's Hawaiian are making a joint donation of $30,000 for emergency food relief to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. In addition, the Arby's Foundation event vehicle, fully equipped with a mobile kitchen, will make a trip to visit the affected areas to assist in the rebuilding and to serve complimentary Arby's sandwiches to those affected and those volunteering.

Operation Homefront is on the ground in central Oklahoma and has provided assistance in the form of $500 grants to more than 200 military families affected by tornadoes.

With the support of its hometown area Luby's and Fuddruckers restaurants, Houston-based Luby's, Inc. raised $22,500 for Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief through initiatives and donation drives.

Smithfield Foods and its retail partner, Homeland, are donating and delivering more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

The Mercury One Foundation, started by radio talk show host and television personality Glenn Beck, is donating $350,000 to a project called “Shelter Oklahoma Schools.”

Sprouts, which recently opened stores in Oklahoma, will donate 10 percent of all sales from Saturday and May 25 to the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. The grocery store chain also dispatched trucks filled with supplies for the tornado cleanup area and has initiated its Grab 'N' Give program, which allows customers to fill bags with items for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.