We all have heard about the terrible deadly outbreak of tornadoes to hit the Mid-West, including the now upgraded massive EF-5 that leveled the town of Moore, OK. This is a ranking reserved for the deadliest and rarest of twisters. An EF-5 is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. It had winds that were more than 200 miles per hour. The pictures are simply heart-breaking and hearing rescue workers talk about people screaming for help just pulls at a person. 24 hours later and having the death toll downgraded to 24 lives lost, with nine children still grabs at your heart.
The rescue workers have worked tirelessly throughout the night as they continue to search for possible survivors, but there is something you can do to help. Donate! What do Americans do in times of need? We help one another! Go here to the 2013 Midwest Tornado Relief Fund from Mercury One. They set an original goal yesterday of raising $50,000 and as of today the response has been just amazing! They have raised $651,000+, which is 1303% above their goal. Now that is how America rolls! Do your part and be sure to donate as 100% of the proceeds from Mercury One will go to the victims of these deadly tornadoes. These people have lost everything and truly need your help!
Other Donation Efforts:
Salvation Army: Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to the recovery and relief efforts
Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999 for Red Cross to give $10
The following information is from Dana Loesch:
Mercury One is sending generators, water (some Sooners reporting that a water plant was hit), and blankets immediately. If you can help with this OR if you have a truck or can operate a truck and want to help, please email Mercury One:
#M1Charity is sending semi-trucks to OK & needs Generators, Blankets & Bottled Water. To contribute, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
KFOR-TV reports that the Salvation Army in Oklahoma is accepting these donations at KFOR-TV beginning TOMORROW (Tuesday) Morning. Location at 444 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114:
Please DO NOT bring clothing.
- Bottled water
- Baby formula
- Hand towels
- Individually wrapped snacks
- Work gloves
The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families! Call 405-325-2511
Open to tornado victims via KFOR-TV:
University of Oklahoma – student housing (Norman)
Oklahoma Baptist University – student housing (Shawnee)
Graceway Baptist Church, located at 1100 S.W. 104th in Oklahoma City.
Oakcrest Church of Christ at 1111 S.W. 89th Street in Moore.
Victory Church, located 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.
Journey Church in Norman I-35 and Tecumseh Road is open as a shelter.
Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 N.E. 5th St. Oklahoma City.
St. Andrews Church, located at S.W. 119th and May.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is open as an emergency shelter. It is located at 7301 S. Walker, just on the north side of I-240.
Register yourself as “safe and well” via the Red Cross.
God bless all of those affected by this terrible tragedy and God bless America.
*This story has been updated since the original posting.
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