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How to help tornado victims in the Plains States

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Storm survivors in Moore, OK (photo source WBRC) Storm survivors in Moore, OK (photo source WBRC)
Damage from the two-mile wide tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday. Damage from the two-mile wide tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday.
A slide still stands outside a destroyed elementary school Monday. Source: CNN A slide still stands outside a destroyed elementary school Monday. Source: CNN
Toomer's for Tuscaloosa is organizing several drop-off locations for Oklahoma disaster relief donations across the state. Source: Toomer's for Tuscaloosa Facebook page Toomer's for Tuscaloosa is organizing several drop-off locations for Oklahoma disaster relief donations across the state. Source: Toomer's for Tuscaloosa Facebook page
Damage in Moore, Oklahoma after a tornado rips through the area. Source: KFOR Damage in Moore, Oklahoma after a tornado rips through the area. Source: KFOR

You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.

H20 4 OKC

 

Thanks to our generous viewers, the FOX6 and Salvation Army H2O 4 OKC water drive is a success! Your donations have filled two tractor trailers with water that will head to those in need.

At this time, we have reached our capacity and will not be able to accomodate more donations. Thank you to everyone who donated! If you have water that is already bought, we suggest contacting your local food bank, homeless shelter or womens shelter and ask if they need water.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org/okc or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. (Message and data rates may apply.)

To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text STORM to 80888 (Message and data rates may apply) or visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok. According to The Oklahoman donations can also be made locally to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.

Donate by phone: 800-725-2769

Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok

The United Way of West Alabama is also accepting relief funds for Moore, Oklahoma. You can contribute by texting RELIEF to 50555.

Feed the Children is also launching local disaster relief drives. If you would like to make a cash donation, please call 800-627-4556 or go online to www.feedthechildren.org/disaster.

To search for missing relatives or to register yourself as safe, visit safeandwell.org.

The City of Birmingham will collect items for Oklahoma. Donors can bring band aids, gloves, nylon rope, rakes, shovels, rubbing alcohol, personal care items, tarps, air mattresses and wheelbarrows to Boutwell Auditorium located at 1930 8th Avenue North.

Donations can be dropped off Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 and then again Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30. Hours of collection will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Christian Service Mission will transport the items to Oklahoma.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office has set up a collection point for food items to be sent to Oklahoma through Food4Disaster.org. Until Monday, May 27, you can drop off the following items at 400 W. 8th St., Anniston, Alabama:

Aluminum Pans and lids

Aluminum Foil

Large packs of Paper Towels

Utensils/Napkins Packs

Gloves for Food Prep

Canned foods

Pasta

Plastic Table cloths

Operation BBQ Relief in Tuscaloosa is accepting donations so their crews can cook meals for those in Oklahoma. You can bring aluminum foil, aluminum foil pans, napkins and utensils to Fire Station One on Greensboro Avenue and 15th Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for updates and ways to donate money.

Toomer's for Tuscaloosa is organizing several drop-off spots for donations. They recommend that people donate gift cards, not clothes since the cards will be easier to mail. They also note that none of the drop-off spots will accept used clothing.

See their list of drop-off spots on their Facebook page or below:

DROP SPOT-JASPER, AL- YOUNG JEWELERS 901 West 19th Street Jasper, AL 35501 in downtown Jasper. 205.221.6194 or Jessica- 205.275.3218. Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM-2 PM **Hygiene items and gift cards only, please, for this location.

DROP SPOT: BIRMINGHAM: UPS STORE CAHABA HEIGHTS- 3171 Green Valley Road, Vestavia, AL 35243. Contact Scott Pylant. Phone 205-969-3099

DROP SPOT: BIRMINGHAM- JEFFERSON STATE JR COLLEGE on Carson Road. George Layton Building Room 123

DROP SPOT: NORTH SHELBY COUNTY/BIRMINGHAM: CAHABA MINI STORAGE will be a drop off location for the N. Shelby County area. 5300 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham , AL 35242 Our gates will be open M-F 8-6. Place all items in plastic containers or plastic garbage bags. You all know the drill and needs in phases. Tarps, flashlights, batteries, toiletries, manual can openers, etc.. the list is probably still posted from our memories of horror and blessings from the past. Please place these items on the trailer marked T4T.

DROP SPOT: CLANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: Donations can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday, May 24.

DROP SPOT-HOOVER: BATTERIES PLUS 5619 Grove Blvd, Hoover AL 35226 In the Super Target shopping center.. Willing to collect and drop off.. Tim Massey 8 am thru 9 pm..

DROP SPOT- TUSCALOOSA- BAMA MINI GOLF, 7825 Hwy 69 South, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35405. Phone 205-239-6569 Brother Mike Simmons: Tues 5/21/13: 10 AM to 10 PM; and every night this week.

DROP SPOT: WALMART- NORTHPORT, AL

DROP SPOT: CHICK FIL A - NORTHPORT, AL

DROP SPOT: MOODY- FINE POOLS 2713 Moody Parkway, Moody, AL Phone: 205-640-1840

DROP SPOT- KNOXVILLE, TN: NEIGHBORHOOD BARRE FITNESS CENTER 2099 Thunderhead Road Knoxville, Tennessee 37922 Phone (865) 692-1148 All hygiene items and gift cards need to be at this location by 8 pm Thursday night. Jessica Sanders will bring them to a B'ham drop spot Friday. *** **Hygiene items and gift cards only, please, for this location.

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