Oklahoma wildfires: How to help and get help

Oklahoma wildfires
Published: August 9, 2012

To Get Help

Shelters

The following American Red Cross shelters remain open:

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

• First United Methodist Church, 100 E Greenwood Ave., Mannford.

Other assistance

• Fire victims can register for services and meet one-on-one with representatives of agencies that can assist with long-term recovery needs at the following resource centers: American Red Cross spokeswoman Ken Garcia said. Payne County — United Methodist Church, 113 S Perry Ave., Glencoe. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. Cleveland County — 12 Corners Baptist Church, 15601 E Etowah Road, Noble. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. Oklahoma County — Luther Auditorium, 18955 NE 178, Luther. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Creek County — First United Methodist Church, 100 E Greenwood, Mannford. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. through Saturday.

• 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.

The Oklahoma Bar Association will provide no-cost assistance to Oklahomans who experience legal issues related directly to the fires. The free service is available to residents of Beckham, Cleveland, Creek, Grady, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Payne and Pittsburg counties. Victims may request help at www.okbar.org/DisasterRelief or call (800) 522-8065 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Donations/volunteer opportunities

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

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