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How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

This picture can hardly describe the aftermath of this F-4 tornado.

Aftermath of the EF4 tornado that struck Moore, OK

Monday, May 20th, a deadly tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma leaving behind a path of disaster. Dozens of people, including children,  were killed and hundreds injured. The tornado, which the National Weather Service classified as  an EF4 (166 to 200 mph), is estimated to have been at least two miles wide as it moved through Moore. Now, the clean up and recovery efforts are underway and many people need help.

Randall and Sherry Reed, the Randall Reed Ford team in OKC and our family of dealerships in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth and greater Houston areas are working to gather much-needed donations.

In Oklahoma City, the Randall Reed Ford team is creating an on-site donation point (located on I-44 and May in Oklahoma City). Victims need bottled water, non-perishable food items, baby formula, diapers, clothing, etc. All collected items go to the local of the Red Cross.

Listed below are a number of other donation opportunities. Whether you can give $10, donate blood or drop off clothing, every contribution counts.  “When we all give a little, we can help a lot,” said Randall Reed, owner or World Class Automotive Group. “This community has been devastated. It’s our hope that everyone comes together to help lift the people of Moore up and strengthen them during this heart-wrenching time.”

From making donations at Randall Reed Ford in Oklahoma City to making a charitable contribution to organizations such as the Red Cross or Salvation Army, there are a number of ways you can help. In addition, there are links listed for those who need assistance.

OKC Tornado Relief Donation Drop-Off Point:

Randall Reed Ford
2800 West I-44 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Victims of Storms Need the Following:

Bottled Water
Non-perishable Foods
New Baby Formula
New Baby Food
New Diapers
New Wipes
New Clothes
Donations of all new goods will be donated to the Red Cross

Other Ways to Help:

Donate blood via Red Cross
Donate funds via Red Cross
Salvation Army
United Way
Feeding America

Text to Help:

– Red Cross: Send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund by texting REDCROSS to 90999
– Salvation Army: Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

Resources for Those in Need:

Red Cross Shelters
Register or search safe and well listings
Disaster Recover Guide
United Way
Feeding America

Our heartfelt thanks to all those who are both onsite helping in the recovery efforts and those who contribute anyway they can. From Randall and Sherry Reed and our family of dealerships, we continue our ongoing thoughts and prayers for all of those affected.