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Salvation Army, Red Cross both have text-messaging option for donations

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 13, 2010 at 11:59 am •  Published: May 13, 2010
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People who want to help Oklahoma tornado victims can text-message donations to both the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma and the Salvation Army.

Text "redcross" to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation, billed to your cell phone, to the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma's disaster relief fund. Or call 228-9500 to donate by telephone.

Text-message the word "storm" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Salvation Army's relief efforts for tornado victims. The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations at www.salvationarmyusa.org and by calling (800) 725-2769. Donations should be designated for Oklahoma tornado assistance. No in-kind donations are needed.

Oklahoma County continues to need volunteers, County Commissioner Brian Maughan said. To help, go to the District 2 barn, 7501 S Anderson Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. "We have jobs for young and old," he said.

HOW TO GET HELP

Pets

Emergency management and animal welfare officials have been collecting stray animals.

Call 297-2250 to check on pets displaced by storms.

Storage

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to residents whose homes or businesses were damaged by tornados.

Residents also can participate in a box swap. Those with empty boxes are encouraged to drop them off at U-Haul locations so tornado victims can use them for free.

For more information, call (800) 522-4236 or 737-6505.

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