Nebraskans Look for Ways to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims
After a massive tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., communities all around are pulling together to help the victims.
Here is a list that we here at NTV News have compiled based on information that has been sent to us through email and social media for those interested in lending a hand:
American Red Cross
The Red Cross is asking for monetary donations, so they canpurchase the exact items that are needed. These donations help provide food,shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.
People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS ortexting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army is also asking for monetary donations assupplies and personnel are mobilized.
Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, or bycalling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You can also text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word"Yes".
Donations in the form of checks designated to OklahomaTornado Relief may also be mailed to:
Eakes Office Plus
Eakes will be donating a truck and manpower to deliverneeded supplies to Oklahoma. Those supplies include: bottled water,Gatorade/PowerAde, non-perishable food, work gloves, work boots, flashlights,batteries, and baby supplies.
Items can be donated at the Eakes locations in Grand Island,Hastings, Kearney and York until 5 p.m. Thursday. If you have questions, call 308-398-6873.
Local truck drivers are collecting donations in the Kearney SunMartparking lot at 3920 Second Avenue. They will be taking donations from 3-7 p.m.Wednesday, May 22 - Friday, May 24. They will then transport the items toMoore, Oklahoma by Saturday. If you have questions, call308-216-0845.
The sisters of Sigma Lambda Gamma Chi Gamma Chapter inKearney along with other volunteers are working to fill up an entire box truck with donations,drive them down to Moore, Oklahoma and help the people in need.
They will be collecting items Friday, May 24 from8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Super Acapulco parking lot, 317 South LocustStreet, Grand Island, Neb.
Any monetary donations are welcome to helpout with transportation expenses.
If you have any questions, contact Anah Nolasco at 308-383-9714 or by emailing email@example.com.