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I particularly like the fact that the Salvation Army (my favorite helping hand) accepts crdit card donations. (Note: you can also get to the Daily Oklahoman home page through the link.)


How to Help


Agencies with more information should email The Oklahoman. Appropriate information will be updated as quickly as possible.

Citizens can help tornado victims through several local agencies collecting money and supplies:

The Salvation Army is collecting food and supplies. Items needed are clothing, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, individual sized meals and snacks, sandwich items, individual size beverages, cleaning supplies, non-prescription medical supplies such as aspirin and band-aids. Collection sites include: The Salvation Army Oklahoma City Area Command, 311 SW 5th; Quail Springs Mall, mall hours, inside upper level Foleys; Sooner Fashion Mall, N Sears entrance; Moose Lodge in Norman, 2812 S Classen Blvd. and First Presbyterian Church, 555 S. University, Norman.

Monetary donations are needed and can be mailed to 311 SW 5th, OKC, OK 73109, or credit card donations can be made by calling 270-7800.

Help Numbers

Red Cross- 321-0591 FAX- 631-5270 (To check in or reunite with families)

Oakcrest Church of Christ- 631-5534

(Family Support, water, couseling) Communication Center for Oklahoma City Police Department- 632-1812 Action Center- 297-2535 (City services and referral) Donation Drop Off: Cleveland County Court House

Updates on Channel 20 and on the City website www.okc-cityhall.org.

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond is a collection point for materials to help tornado victims. Volunteers are needed to be on a stand-by list so they can be called to help when needed. To put your name on the list, call the church office, 340-0691.

United Way of Metro Oklahoma City is collecting contributions including credit card donations to help tornado victims. Donations may be earmarked for specific United Way Partner Agencies such as American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

To donate to the emergency fund, contact Susan Taylor, at 236-8441 x290. Make checks payable to United Way of Metro OKC, P.O. Box 837, OKC, OK 73101, Attention: disaster fund.

Oklahoma Goodwill Industries will have their trucks at the following locations to receive donations for tornado victims:

Pratts-SW74 and Walker

Bakers-I-44 and NW Expressway

Rod's Card Shop-4412 S. High (SW44th and High)

Goodwill Industries-410 S. Walker

The South Oklahoma City Council of Neighborhoods has established a Disaster Shelter at Councils Neighborhood Center located at 2200 SE 59th St. (between Eastern and Bryant). Those in need of shelter and food are encouraged to come to the Center. Supplies needed: baby necessities, toiletries and clothes. For more information call 672-7223.

Tinker Air Force Base is a temporary shelter for tornado victims. Relatives seeking information on family members stationed at Tinker, or family members or persons being temporarily sheltered on base may call 734-2535 or 734-2545.

AAA Oklahoma has established offices as drop-off locations for donations of clothing and food.

Del City, 4605 SE 29th St. 670-1474 Edmond, 3222 S Blvd. 348-8281

Memorial Road Church of Christ is collecting the following items to help the tornado victims: Bottled Water, Clothes, Socks, Shoes, Underwear, Blankets, Gas Powered Generators, Batteries, Flashlights, Diapers, Formula, Baby Wipes, Heavy Duty Work Gloves, Heavy Duty Trash Bags (heaviest possible), Paper Goods (toilet paper, paper towels, cups, etc.), Hygiene items (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), Hairbrushes, Food (special need for pop top canned items: shoestring potato chips, Vienna sausages, crackers, canned fruit, etc.), PT Can openers (army supply stores), CASH Please deliver all relief supplies to the old south entrance.

Oklahoma Christian University is providing housing in the dorms (425-5000 or 425-5220 to make arrangements).

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 04, 1999



Relief fund established

News 9 and the Bank of Oklahoma have established the Spirit of Oklahoma Relief Fund. Those wishing to make donations to the tornado disaster relief effort can do so at any Bank of Oklahoma location or at the News 9 studios. Donations of food, clothing and household items also can be made to Feed The Children at the News 9 studios at Wilshire and North Kelley in northeast Oklahoma City.

Channel 9 business address: Griffin Television, LLC., PO BOX 14159, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73111, (405) 843-6641

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 04, 1999.

From another list: more contact points -

For your information - Emergency contact numbers for familes only: Red Cross (405) 232-7121 Oklahoma City Police (405) 631-7163 (405) 631-5534 (405) 632-1212 (405) 632-1812 Oklahoma Highway Patrol (405) 425-2385 St. Anthony's Hospital (405) 270-7521 Norman Regional Hospital (405) 307-1732 Baptist Hospital (405) 951-8515 Hillcrest Hospital (405) 680-2166 SW Medical Cener (405) 636-7000

Where to take your relief donations: Feed the Children 333 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City KFOR-TV 444 E. Britton Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Oakcrest Church of Christ 1111 SW 89th (between Penn and Western)

Oklahoma Blood Institute 10th Street & Lincoln Ave, Oklahoma City (405) 297-5538

Landmark bank 1300 East Main Davis, OK (580) 369-2331 Doug Milliken Posh wash laundry (405) 329-4128 Clinton Church of Christ 2601 Custer Avenue (580) 323-1648 Contact: Pat Peters (minister) Harvey's Inc. 3303 North Harrison Shawnee National Guard armory 200 Northeast 23rd St. 962-4522 Henderson Hills Baptist Church Edmond

Shelters: Red Cross Shelters: In Moore: The First Baptist Church, 301 Northeast 27 Southern Hills Baptist Church, 89 and South Penn Moore Community Center

In Chickasha: Bridge Creek Elementary School

In Del City: Del City Church of Christ, 1901 Victor Moose Lodge 8713 East Main Midwest city First Baptist Church 2nd & Main in Choctaw South Oklahoma City Council of Neighborhoods Neighborhood center 2200 SE 59th St. Between Eastern and Bryant 672-7223 Del City High School 1900 Sunny Lane, Del City South Oklahoma City Council of Neighborhoods 2200 SE 59th Street Mt. St. Mary High School SW 28th & Shartel

Salvation Army Shelters: 816 S. Hudson, OKC 33 SW 4th, OKC 2808 SW 44th, OKC

Wilmont Place Baptist Church 6400 S Santa Fe Shields Blvd Baptist Church 3700 S Shields 634-4214 Southern Hills 7th Day Adventist 1201 SW 74th First Presbyterian Church 555 S University Norman Graceway Baptist Church 1100 SW 104th between Penn & Western Del City Church of Christ 1901 Vicki Drive

-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), May 04, 1999.

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