During tragedies like yesterday’s tornadoes in Oklahoma, all we want to do is reach out and help in any way we can. Location and circumstances often prevent us from providing that help person-to-person, but there are other ways we can show our love, support, and solidarity.
The #TXBloggers (Texas Bloggers) are coming together today to share resources for ways to help the people in Oklahoma. Thanks to Bobbie Byrd with Clumsy Crafter, for pulling the links and information below together and for organizing this effort to share resources to help Oklahoma:
The United Way of Oklahoma has opened up a disaster relief fund to serve those affected by this storm. The funds will be distributed between organizations that are helping directly with this tornado disaster.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief – A disaster relief agency overseen by the Southern Baptist Convention. Funds are promised to go directly to those affected by this disaster.
Team Rubicon, which has not said that funds will go to this disaster but they are deploying teams to go in and help with search and rescue right now. If you don’t know, team Rubicon is built of veterans from the military that wants to keep serving our country in a different way.
My friend (and fellow Texas blogger) Julie Pippert, shared a link to this Facebook page this morning: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD): National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Lastly, you can make quick and easy $10 donations to the Red Cross. From what I understand, these donations go into a general disaster relief fund and not necessarily (specifically) to the victims needing help in Oklahoma. Still, you can rest assured that the Red Cross is helping in Oklahoma and someone in need can benefit from your donation. This is where I made my first donation today: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 for $10 donation.
More Texas and San Antonio bloggers posting about and for Oklahoma: