My heart is broken over the terrible tragedy that occurred in Oklahoma yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the first responders and the community that have been impacted. We mourn with them and with a heavy heart, I send my deepest condolences.
I know that many of you have loved ones in the areas that have been impacted. Officials are encouraging people to text their loved ones rather than call, as most phone lines are at capacity or still down.
Additionally, the Red Cross has set up a “Safe and Well” program where you may search for residents in the affected areas who have listed themselves as “safe and well.” For more information, please visit www.safeandwell.org.
There has also been a reunification site set up at St. Andrews Church at the corner of SW 119th and S May in Oklahoma City. There is a triage center at Warren Theater in Moore, Oklahoma.
If you are interested in making a donation, a number of organizations have already put boots on the ground to help in the recovery effort:
News 9 Headquarters
- Text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 in storm relief
- Accepting gloves, masks, toiletries, clothes & blankets (and other items) via mail to 7401 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
- Text RED CROSS to 90999 to donate $10
- To donate via phone, call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767). Please make sure to donate to “Disaster Relief.”
- To donate online, visit www.RedCross.org. Please make sure to donate to “Disaster Relief.”
- Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10
- To donate online, visit www.salvationarmyokcac.org
Feed the Children
- To donate online, visit www.feedthechildren.org/disaster
Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Help
- To donate online, visit www.okdisasterhelp.com
Today, our area is also facing potentially serious storms. I will keep you updated as more information comes in. Please stay safe and keep Oklahoma in your thoughts and prayers today.
Member of Congress