TORNADO RELIEF - RED CROSS
American Red Cross


The American Red Cross continues to expand relief efforts across Oklahoma, with additional kitchens opening today and more trucks and volunteers flowing into the state.

Already this week, more than 200 Red Cross disaster workers in Oklahoma have opened shelters, kitchens and emergency aid stations.  In these locations, people can find a safe refuge, food and snacks, emotional support, health care services and information about what other help is available.

“The Red Cross is on the ground in Oklahoma helping people begin the recovery process after this tragic storm,” said Trevor Riggen, vice president of Disaster Operations and Logistics for the Red Cross. “We’re expanding our relief efforts as more workers, equipment and supplies arrive. Over the next few days, Red Cross volunteers will also work with many of the affected families to meet emergency needs and connect them with recovery resources.”

Working with the Southern Baptist Convention, two kitchens will be serving meals today. They have the capability of cooking tens of thousands of meals a day if needed. Trailers of relief supplies have been shipped to the area, including things like comfort items containing personal toiletries and relief items including coolers, buckets, gloves, dust masks, trash bags, flashlights, tarps, shovels, rakes and blankets. Almost 30 emergency response vehicles are in Oklahoma to travel through neighborhoods, distributing food and relief supplies to those in need. Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern visited the relief effort today with Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

Below are the locations where food, supplies and assistance are available:

Shelter Locations

 

 

Shelter Name

Address

City

Moore Community Center

301 S Howard Ave

Moore

St. Andrews UMC

2727 SW 119th Ave

OKC

Walker Center Dorm

1400 Asp

Norman

Shawnee Athletic Center

1001 N Kennedy

Shawnee

Food Distribution Sites

 

 

Name

Address

City

Moore Community Center

301 S Howard Ave

Moore

St. Andrews UMC

2727 SW 119th Ave

OKC

Walker Center Dorm

1400 Asp

Norman

Little Axe Resource Center

1970 156th Ave. N.E.

Little Axe

Emanuel Baptist

149th & Harrah Newalla Rd

Newalla

Carney Senior Center

301 Maple

Carney

Newcastle Storm Shelter

801 N Car

Newcastle

Eastlake Elementary

1301 SW 134th

OKC

Wayland Bonds Elementary

14025 S May Ave

OKC

Expo Center

1700 W Independence

Shawnee

Shawnee Athletic Center

1001 N Kennedy

Shawnee

Emergency Aid Stations

 

 

Address

City

 

19th & West Telephone Rd

Moore

 

Warren Theater/Lowes

Moore

 

Wal-Mart Market 4th & Eastern

Moore

 

Parking Lot SE 34th Rambling Oaks Dr

Moore

 

I-35 Service Rd & SW 14th

Moore

 

USPS--SW Corner SE 4th & I-35 Access Rd

Moore

 

NW Corner of SE 4th & Telephone Rd

Moore

 

Target Parking Lot SE 19th

Moore

 

Trinity Church 800 S Santa Fe

Moore

 

HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting http://www.redcross.org/, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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