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Day 518: Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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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Salvation Army


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...

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thank you for a compassionate, informative and caring choice of blog today. What has happened is indeed tragic and an act of God and makes me think about things like the Flood, the drowning of the Egyptian army at the Red Sea and other places destroyed in the bible, like the Temple of Jeruselem. The people in the time couldn't see why this awful thing happened, and we can't know either. But if gives one pause to think about the end days doesn't it?
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

    2845 days ago
    Thank you! What a wise and caring choice of blog today.
    2846 days ago
    Thanks for listing these, Kasey. I just finished looking through some photographs of the area, and the destruction is what you'd expect in a war zone. This is a time for us to pull together on behalf of those who have gone through this unbelievable nightmare!
    2846 days ago
    emoticon Thank You so much for your Prayers and for all the Support that is being sent!!
    2846 days ago
    God Bless Oklahoma !!!
    2846 days ago
    Thank you for putting this together, and I, too, am thinking of our Spark friends (as well as my cousins) who live in Oklahoma.
    2846 days ago
    Just heard that there are still missing kids at the site of the elementary school---prayers for those parents and their children.
    2846 days ago
    The destruction and devastation is over whelming
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