How to Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado

A child is pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla.

Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area.

If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now.

  • The Red Cross says in the immediate aftermath, the best way to help is to donate at or text REDCROSS to 90999.
  • The Salvation Army has mobilized in Oklahoma, and you can support them by donating online; or by texting STORM to 80888 to contribute $ 10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts; or by making a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
  • For a longer lists of organizations related to recovery from the tornado, see this list on The Huffington Post.

South End Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact

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