In the aftermath of a destructive tornado, communities pull together and help one another to recover and rebuild.
Tuscaloosa and other Central Alabama residents affected by the April, 27, 2011 tornado know this all too well, and our hearts go out to those victims in Moore, Oklahoma.
Help the victims of the May 20, 2013 tornado by donating or volunteering with the organizations listed below.
The American Red Cross
You can help by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief:
- Visit www.redcross.org
- Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
- Call 1-800-RED CROSS
- Financial contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to:
The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
For more information about your local American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org/alabama.
The Salvation Army
You can help by making a donation to support the Salvation Army Oklahoma Disaster Relief:
- Donate online at salvationarmyusa.org
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY(1-800-725-2769)
- Donate by mail: Checks may be made out to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. BOX 2536, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Please designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.
For more information, visit salvationarmyusa.org.
Relief efforts by organizations in Oklahoma:
United Way May Tornadoes Relief Fund
United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its disaster relief fund so individuals may contribute specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts.
Donations may be made online here. Checks, with a notation of “May Tornado Relief” can also be sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministry, by visiting www.bgco.org/donate or calling 405-942-3800.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
To make a tax deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-604-7111. You can also text “FOOD” to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts.