Pledge Support for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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Target: Victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma

Goal: Pledge support for Moore’s recovery efforts

The town of Moore, Oklahoma was recently destroyed by an EF-5 tornado with wind speeds over 200 miles per hour. The only positive news so far is that fewer deaths occurred than police originally thought. The toll was lowered from an estimated 90 as rescue workers found more and more individuals in the rubble. Sadly, several children have died, including seven from a local elementary school.

One reporter for NPR, working on-site in Moore, claimed to witness 80 to 90 cars piled on top of each other. Severe weather is expected to continue throughout the southeast for the rest of the season so unfortunately, this may not be the last storm for Moore’s survivors. Victims of the twister are reminded of a similar storm in May of 1999 that killed 46 and injured 800, costing $1.5 billion in damages.

President Obama sent out a prayer for the town and pledged federal support for its recovery. Sympathetic citizens from around the country may also help. There are several options for those wishing to provide both monetary and physical support for the Moore tornado’s victims. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also donate $10 to Operation USA by texting AID to 50555. Other organizations accepting both volunteers and donations include Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, and Operation Blessing International. Sign below to pledge your support for Oklahoma’s tornado victims.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Residents of Moore,

The nation mourns with you as you begin your recovery efforts after the devastating tornado that destroyed your homes and your town. We regret the loss of your loved ones and the injuries some of you have sustained. Consider this letter a pledge of support, that we may assist you in your reconstruction and your path to healing in any way possible. Together, we will rebuild the town of Moore and help your community to thrive once again.

Those of us who can will volunteer our time at the shelters and non-profit organizations in Oklahoma and the town of Moore, or donate to groups like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: NOAA Photo Library via Flickr

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6 Comments

  1. Bernie Jessome says:

    I was very disappointed that when I tried to make a donation that Salvation Army wouldn’t accept my Canadian Visa Card . Every other place in the U.S accepts it ??
    Bernie Jessome

  2. I wish with all of heart I could give money to these people who are really going through so much but I simply don’t have money.

    I will pray for all of them now and forever to hope that there will be no more of this happening in that area.

  3. As much as I want to make a contribution,
    I’m cash-strapped at the present.
    Nevertheless, my heartfelt condolences
    go out to ALL whom were affected by
    the monster storm.
    May the Great Spirit give them comfort
    and strength in this sacred time of need.

  4. Gerry Pinion says:

    I plan on going to Moore and deliver pet food and then drive to Norman where hundreds of people who have lost everything are staying in the dorms.
    A huge thank you to the University of Oklahoma from one who graduated from OK State. I plan on filling my car up with clothes and other thing that may put a smile on someone’s face. That will be well worth the trip. As a former teacher my heart truly aches for the loss of the children and also one awesome teacher.
    God bless you all, I have been praying for everyone since this tragedy struck.

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