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How you can help victims of Oklahoma tornadoes

Several organizations, both local and national, are offering help to the people of Oklahoma after this week’s tornadoes. If you can, please help!

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Catholic Charities of Oklahoma: Lend a hand to the victims of Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes. Our disaster relief team works with those families and individuals impacted by the disaster, providing counseling, emergency assistance and long-term case management. To learn more about Catholic Charities of Oklahoma, click here. Click here to donate.

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Raising Cane’s: Raising Cane’s is teaming with the American Red Cross to assist in the massive relief effort. Raising Cane’s is kicking off its campaign by making a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross. In addition, from Wednesday, May 22, through Sunday, May 26, more than 150 participating restaurants nationwide will be collecting cash and credit card donations from customers to provide additional assistance.

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Humane Society: The Humane Society of the United States is a leading disaster relief agency for animals, and provides direct care for thousands of animals at sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

Please consider making a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund. Or, you can apply to become an Animal Rescue Volunteer so you can join our Animal Rescue Team on future deployments.

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Samaritan’s Purse: This nondenominational evangelical Christian organization provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people.

You can give to Samaritan’s Purse by texting SP to 80888 (this will send a $10 donation, charged to your cell phone) or click here to give online, or by mail to Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. Volunteers can sign up to help at SPvolunteernetwork.org.

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Red Cross: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes (click here for more information about texting to the Red Cross). To give online, click here.

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Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Click here to donate online, or text STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Have another organization that should be on this list? Send their contact information to joe@wgno.com.

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3 Comments to “How you can help victims of Oklahoma tornadoes”

    K Dean said:
    May 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM
      Joe the WGNO Web Guy responded:
      May 23, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Great suggestion! I've just added them.

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