The travelblogs are interrupted today.
Quite a few of our Sparkler community live in Oklahoma. Even if they didn't, I'm sure we would all want to do what we can to help with the incredible tornado destruction that's happened.
With no real effort I found some agencies channeling relief aid. In no particular order, they are:
American Red Cross:
You can also apparently send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund via text message by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.
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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Checks can be sent to: BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112.
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Click on "Support Oklahoma Tornado Relief."
As with the Red Cross, you can also donate by text messaging the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone.
If you want to send a check, the Salvation Army asks that you put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157.
Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
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United Way of Central Oklahoma
The United Way of OK has set up a "Disaster Relief Fund." You can donate through the website link above or by check with a notation of "May Tornado Relief" sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.
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Of course there are other organizations and charities, but these were the first I happened across this morning. Please, do what you can, where you can, however you can.
Hug your loved ones, Sparklers, and count your blessings...