Thousands of people have been displaced by a massive tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, Monday. News outlets and local officials have yet to survey the full extent of the damage, but relief organizations are already scrambling to bring aid to the area. You can help right now by taking the following actions:
• Donate to the Red Cross, which has mobilized to help tornado victims throughout the Midwest.
• Text GIVE OK to 80088 to donate $10 to the Tornado Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. You can also donate online.
• Current donations to the Salvation Army can be earmarked for tornado relief. If you’d rather write a check than donate online, specify “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check.
• If you’re in the pathway, follow these tips on what to do during a tornado.
• Residents are being asked for gloves, boots, toiletries, shovels, trash bags, dust masks or cash. Bring these items to:
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