OKStrong Website Announced

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, announced a new website help get information out to the public about the Oklahoma Tornadoes.

It already has a post about Federal Disaster relief approved by President Obama:

Oklahoma City — Gov. Mary Fallin announced today that the White House has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for five Oklahoma counties hit hard by this week’s deadly tornadoes.

The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners impacted by the severe storms that occurred May 18 and continuing in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. Gov. Fallin noted with additional damage assessments other counties could be added to the declaration.

The announcement comes in the wake of three days of tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, which killed more than 50 people and injured more than 120.

“We very much appreciate the support and quick action of President Obama in approving Oklahoma’s request for federal disaster assistance in the wake of today’s devastating storms,” Governor Fallin said.

To apply for disaster assistance individuals and business owners may call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

The designation ensures federal assistance for housing repairs or temporary housing, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property, disaster unemployment assistance, and grants for serious needs and necessary disaster expenses not met by other programs.

Additionally, the declaration grants public assistance for state and local governments in the five counties to assist with debris removal and emergency protective measures to include overtime for first responders. The declaration also provides direct federal assistance in the form of bottled water, blankets, meals-ready-to-eat and other bulk supplies.

As of now it has information on for donations and shelters. It will be updated with information continually.


The Oklahoma Red Cross is asking people to donate by texting Red Cross to 90999 which will be a $10 donation, spokesman Ken Garcia said. Garcia said the donations allow the Red Cross purchase needed supplies.

Those who are looking for family members can visit www.safeandwell.org, Garcia said. Local Red Cross units will be dispatched throughout the damaged area.


The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has dispatched disaster response teams.

Donations can be made 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

Feed the Children donation center (donations) – Feed The Children is preparing emergency disaster relief supplies to aid victims of the Moore tornadoes and will be accepting donations from the public on Tuesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items that will be accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.


The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in partnership with Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is asking that the public support all rescue, recovery and disaster relief efforts with donations of cash to your favorite rsponding charity.

Donations of items such as clothing and supplies are strongly discouraged.

Financial donations will allow disaster relief agencies to purchase whatever items are deemed necessary without resulting in the additional burden of securing warehouse space and volunteers to work donated product.

To make a tax deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, go to www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 604-7111 or text FOOD to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts.


With Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief teams already responding to severe weather from Sunday in several locations, including Shawnee, Edmond and Little Axe, Oklahoma Baptists are assisting with recovery efforts from the tornado that hit Moore.

Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministry, by visiting www.bgco.org/donate or calling 942-3800. All money go toward disaster relief and helping victims. For photos, information and updates, visit the Oklahoma Baptists’ blog atwww.okdisasterhelp.com.


Donors to the Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in all metro-Oklahoma City hospitals and 140 others across the state. Presently, the state’s blood supply is adequate to meet the needs of patients in all hospitals caring for victims of the Moore tornado. Since there is no substitute for blood, the supply constantly needs to be replenished. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health can generally donate blood. Those with O-negative and Rh-negative blood types are most needed.

Locations of donor centers and mobile blood drives can be found at www.obi.org.


United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund, so individuals may give specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts. Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies working on the tornado relief efforts.

To donate, go to www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.

For more information, please contact Karla Bradshaw at (405) 235-3534.

Feed The Children

Feed The Children is preparing emergency disaster relief supplies to aid victims of the Moore tornadoes and will be accepting donations from the public on Tuesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items that will be accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.

Red Cross shelter locations

For questions about shelter locations , call OKC office (405) 228-9500

  • St. Andrews Church
    2727 SW 119th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73106
    (405) 692-4242
    (Also serving as reunification site)
  • Little Axe Resource Center
    1970 156th Ave. NE
    Norman, OK 7302
    (405) 292-9770
  • Carney Oklahoma Senior Center
    301 E. Maple
    Carney, OK 74832
    (405) 865-2678
  • Shawnee High School Athletic Center
    1001 N. Kennedy
    Shawnee, OK 74801
  • Moore Community Center
    201 S Howard Ave.
    Moore, OK 73160
    (405) 793-5091
  • Newcastle Storm Shelter
    851 N Carr
    Newscastle, OK 73065
    (405) 387-4594
  • Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church
    801 N.E. 5th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    (405) 235-6031
  • Graceway Baptist Church
    1100 S.W. 104th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73139
    (405) 691-1934
  • Journey Church
    3801 Journey Pkwy
    Norman, OK 73072
    (405) 292-2500
  • Oakcrest Church of Christ
    1111 Southwest 89th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73139
    (405) 631-5534
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
    500 W University St.
    Shawnee, OK 74804
    (405) 308-7336
  • Trinity Church of the Nazarene
    7301 S. Walker Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK 73139
    (405) 632-3307
  • University of Oklahoma
    Walker Tower Center
    1400 Asp Ave.
    Norman, OK 73072
    (405) 325-2511
  • Victory Church
    4300 North MacArthur Blvd
    Warr Acres, OK 73122
    (405) 787-4200

Rock Assembly of God Church
12500 Penn Avenue, Moore

*This will be for public safety officials and will have emergency phones, charging stations, internet access, water, and tablets.

Best Buy
2700 S. Service Road, Moore

*This will be for residents of Moore and will have charging stations, emergency phones, internet access, bottled water

Stay with ViralRead for continuing coverage of the Oklahoma Tornadoes.

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