Americans Against the Tea Party is saddened by the devastating loss of life and destruction in Moore Oklahoma resulting from yesterday’s tornado outbreak. We encourage all those who can, to please choose an appropriate relief agency and lend a hand.
The American Red Cross
The Red Cross has set up shelters in various communities. You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund here.
Send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund via text message. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999. The donation will show up on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permissionto donate.. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)
Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.
United Way of Central Oklahoma
A disaster relief fund is being activated as of May 21 so that individuals can specifically donated to tornado relief-and-recovery efforts, the organization says on its site.
“Financial contributions are the best way to help unless otherwise requested.” Donations can be made online HERE. Checks, with a notation of “May Tornado Relief” can also be sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.
• Farmers Insurance Special Mobile Command Center is providing front-line assistance to customers and non-customers at Piedmont First United Methodist Church, 2525 Piedmont Road North. Call Jerry Davies at (213) 400-4459.
• FEMA disaster assistance: (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
“This one hits close to home. We are headquartered in Shawnee, KS, about 4.5 hours northeast of Moore, OK. We’ve seen tornadoes. We know people that lived through the Joplin, MO tornadoes. We know people whose homes have been devastated by violent storms. What happened outside of Oklahoma City is nothing short of a natural disaster.”