Oklahoma wildfires: How to help and get help

Oklahoma wildfires: How to help and get help
by Andrew Knittle and Robert Medley and LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: August 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm •  Published: August 7, 2012
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Shelters

These American Red Cross shelters remain open:


• Slaughterville Baptist Church, 10101 60th St., Lexington.

• The Sand Springs shelter has moved to First United Methodist Church, 100 E Greenwood Ave., Mannford.

Other aid

Item distribution: Shovels, dust masks, garbage bags, water, snacks and other items are being distributed at:

• Luther Auditorium, 18955 NE 178; hours are yet to be determined.

• United Methodist Church, 113 S Perry Ave. in Glencoe, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

• Twelve Corners Baptist Church, 15601 E Etowah Road in Noble, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Free storage:

U-Haul is offering 30 days' free storage with a U-Box pod for victims of the wildfires. The pod can be moved with a special trailer or secured in a warehouse.

Donations/

volunteering

• To donate to the American Red Cross, go to okc. redcross.org/donate_now. php, call 228-9500 or mail a check payable to the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma, Dept. #96-0397, Oklahoma City, OK 73196.

• To donate to The Salvation Army, go to disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, call (800) 725-2769 and ask to designate the donation to Oklahoma wildfires, or mail your donation to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.


by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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