In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found
Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).
We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.
Here are the most needed items — for your convenience, you can find many of them on our Amazon.com “Wish List” which ships directly to us:
2. Clothing: Any type of new clothing: Men, Women and Children.
4. Morale lifts: Letters to put in care packages.
We will accept these items at the Armory during our normal weekday hours (9-4) and also this Saturday from 9-4, as we have an Assembly Day scheduled.
Please drop off or ship Items to:
Operation Gratitude/CA National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: Disaster Relief Supplies
Financial donations can be made by:
1.Check payable and mailed to:
16444 Refugio Road
Encino, CA 91436
2. Online (e-check and credit card) here: DONATE
Thank you for your generous support of our fellow Americans impacted by the terrible devastation of the tornadoes.
Trek to the Troops has put up a banner in support of those effected by the Devastating Tornado in Oklahoma. Do your part and help those effected by this devastating storm. Here’s some trusted sites to donate to, be cautious about solicitors who ask for donations for storm victims, usually after a disaster such as this there will be thieves out there to scam money from heartfelt donors wishing to help the victims check out anyone that asks you for money for the victims make sure they are legit.
Donations to the Red Cross will be added to the organization’s disaster relief fund, a pot used for disaster aid across the country, not just for the Oklahoma tornadoes. The Red Cross opened one shelter in Moore, Okla., and three in Oklahoma City, and sent dozens of emergency response vehicles to the stricken area early Tuesday.
Donations came be made on the Red Cross’ website, redcross.org; by phone, (800) RED-CROSS; or by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999, which will make a donation of $10 by way of the donor’s phone bill.
The Salvation Army is providing support to tornado victims and first responders, with several canteens, or response units, opened in the region. Donations can be made online at SalvationArmyUSA.org; by calling (800) SAL-ARMY; or by texting “STORM” to 80888, which will make a $10 donation. Checks can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
According to the Salvation Army, a donation of $10 can feed a disaster survivor for a day; $100 can serve snacks and drinks to 125 people at a disaster scene; and $500 can keep a canteen operational for a day.
Also helping out is the American Legion:
The American Legion announced that it is allocating $1 million to veterans affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. The money will be used to cover relocation expenses for veterans and their families whose homes were devastated by the disaster.
The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, has previously assisted emergency efforts following Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters.
The American Legion has set up a hotline for veterans needing emergency assistance. They can call 1-800-504-4098. If they have legal custody of minor children, they can seek help though the Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance Program. Veterans without children can seek assistance through The American Legion National Emergency Fund. Individuals wishing to donate to The American Legion National Emergency Fund should call 1-800-253-7000, donate online at www.legion.org/emergency/help or mail checks to The American Legion NEF, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206.
With a current membership of 2.4-million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.
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