I’m not one to write about every global tragedy, but the tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma has left me utterly speechless and horrified. I just can’t write about what to wear when on a day like today, so instead I’d like to share some information for those of you who feel as helpless and upset as I:
American Red Cross – Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.
Red Cross Safe & Well – Visit here if you’re searching for a missing relative; also register on the site if you live in the disaster region so loved ones know your status.
Operation USA – Donate online, by phone (1-800-678-7255), or by check (address on their site). You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Operation USA is also accepting corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies.
Feed the Children – Feed the Children is accepting donations online or by phone (1-888-873-7062) to support the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. Feed the Children will also be accepting in person donations today, Tuesday, May 21, until 4:30pm at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.
Please readers in that area, do let me know you are okay. I know I have many readers in Oklahoma but not sure the exact whereabouts. I was glad to hear that my sorority sister who lives in the area is safe, but I have been sick with worry about all of you who I can’t contact, and I won’t see a Facebook status. My heart goes out to the people of Moore, and those affected by yesterday’s tragedy.
If you know of other charities that are supporting those in Moore, please leave the information in the comments. It doesn't matter where the help comes from, as long as the help comes.