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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, Kansas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.

WSFA 12 News will be teaming up with the American Red Cross for an on-air relief drive Wednesday, May 22. We'll provide the number to call during that time.

WAYS YOU CAN 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 to90999. (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


Samaritan's Purse is accepting donations to help victims. They can be made via phone: 1-800-528-1980, by texting "SP" to 80888 to give a $10 donation (msg and data rates may apply), online at SamaritansPurse.org, or by mail to Samaritan's Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607"

- Volunteers can sign up to help at SPvolunteernetwork.org


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 towww.feedthechildren.org/disaster

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


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.


WBRC FOX 6 is also contributing to this list.

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