Local Red Cross, Salvation Army Looking For Money Donations for Oklahoma Victims

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Many people are asking how they can help people deal with this tragedy. In a disaster as big as this one, it is best to turn to those who deal with these tragedies on a regular basis.

The Red Cross office in Omaha is tring to use its website to reunite people in Omaha with people affected by the tornado in Oklahoma.

"Today we received a number of calls to this general number for help trying to find family members from Nebraska. We are going to the Nebraska website, we are using social media such as Twitter and Facebook," said Mike Clark from the Red Cross.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army chapter in Omaha are suggesting cash donations currently.

"Instead of donating blankets or food or shoes and bringing it here to the Red Cross we're asking you to make donations because that allows us to immediately purchase those items on the ground as we see the need arise," Liz Dorland from the Red Cross said.

"We have people in Oklahoma who have lost everything and the only way we can provide services, food, shelter, and clothing that they need is to be able to purchase those items and we need the dollars to be able to do that and give them a safe place, a warm place, a beginning to rebuild their lives that way," said Major Paula Fleeman with the Salvation Army.

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