WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- If you are wondering how you can help Oklahoma recover after the tornadoes, then one way is to make a donation to The Salvation Army. It is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units across many states.
You can help by donating online (https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/) or you can text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10. You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Of course, you can also reach out to the American Red Cross. You can text REDCROSS to 90999 from your phone to donate $10.
You can also donate online (https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002), or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Español: 1-800-257-7575
TDD Operator: 1-800-220-4095
To donate by mail, complete the donation form, then print it out and mail it to:
American Red Cross
PO Box 4002018
Des Moines, IA 50340-2018
The Red Cross is also suggesting giving blood at your local hospital or blood bank.
Operation USA is also providing emergency aid to community-based health organizations in Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested.
The United Way of Central Oklahoma (www.unitedwayokc.org) is accepting donations. You can give by credit card by calling 405-523-3598 or 405-523-3597.
They also accept donations via mail to:
United Way of Central Oklahoma,
P.O. Box 837,
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
With notation for May Tornado Relief
Give to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (http://www.regionalfoodbank.org/). Text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief tells USA TODAY it deployed at least 80 volunteers. People interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO's Disaster Relief ministry online or call (405) 942-3800. You may also send checks to: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Feed the Children is also accepting donations (http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dotorg_homepage)
Call 888-873-7062 or text the word DISASTER to 80888 to donate $10.
You can also donate to Americares (http://www.americares.org/?linkid=donationbreadcrumb/) Text LIVE to 25383 TO DONATE $10
1-800-486-HELP (4357) or send a donation to:
88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT USA 06902
Beware of scammers trying to take advantage of you generosity and willingness to help. The federal trade Commission has guidelines about charitable donations.