How to help those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes

(WXIA) -- As Moore, OK recovers from the devastating tornadoes that leveled portions of that community, many people are asking how they can help.

Many organizations are working to marshal resources and help for those directly affected by the disaster. They are accepting donations and other forms of help.

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Habitat for Humanityis working to help those affected in Oklahoma as well as in neighboring Texas, where 60 Habitat homes were damaged by a tornado there.

AmeriCaresis helping to provide emergency aid and resources in areas affected by storms at a moment's notice. AmeriCares provides health care resources, first aid and emergency clean-up kitsin areas like Moore.

Crews from the North Carolina headquarters of Christian relief organizationSamaritan's Purse are already on their way to Oklahoma to help provide relief in Moore and other communities affected by the tornadoes.

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's (BGCO) Disaster Relief Fundis helping to provide tree removal services, laundry services and meals to those affected in the area.

TheAmerican Red Cross is providing resources for those directly in the tornado-ravaged areas. Donations can be made both online or via text message. A $10 donation canbe madedirectly from your cell phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

A donation resources site has also been set up on the site -- -- that pulls additional local resources together in one place for people in Oklahoma City and elsewhere to search.

Feed the Childrenis helping to provide food and other relief supplies to those affected in Oklahoma.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)is working to make emergency relief available on the ground in the affected areas.

Atheists Giving Aidare stepping up to provide on-the-ground relief in the areas affected by the tornadoes.

People who want to donate through The Salvation Army can do so on their website at by calling 800-SAL-ARMY or by texting STORM to 80888.


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