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Cold temperatures moved in for the beginning of our "Black Friday". Mid 30's were felt in some areas. A few clouds will move in for this evening. Warmer temps over the weekend. Rain chances won't return until Monday at 30%.
How to help Oklahoma tornado victims
If you're looking for ways to help residents in Oklahoma, here are some local Southeast Texas groups and individuals working to help:
Complete Performance in Jasper along with Care Plus and Land Service
There will be a fundraiser at 1st National Bank Friday located at 301 E Houston St Jasper, TX 75951. They will be accepting all items beginning at 8am. They plan on taking an 18-wheeler to Oklahoma the 1st or 2nd of June. Call 409-383-4766 for more information
The hospital’s phone number is (409) 212-5000.
Medics of Southeast Texas are collecting cleaning supplies and gift cards for the tornado victims in Moore, OK. Drop off locations: LIT, Multi Purpose Center room 255; Acadian Ambulance Services Inc.; Baytown Fire Dept. and Flippers Skin Flix in Bridge City.
The following relief organizations are working in the area:
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.
Click here for a list of shelters
Click here to access "Safe and Well"
Click here to donate to disaster relief
The Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, Okla., as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest that were impacted by tornadoes. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army's relief efforts or make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you're sending a check make sure you put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157. Click here to donate online:
Donate online to the Salvation Army
Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA announced it's providing emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested. Click here to donate to Operation USA:
Donate to Operation USA
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief says it has deployed at least 80 volunteers to respond to severe weather in Oklahoma. Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO's Disaster Relief ministry online or call (405) 942-3800. You may also send checks to: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Click here to donate to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief:
Donate to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
United Way of Central Oklahoma
A disaster relief fund is being activated as of May 21 so that individuals can specifically donated to tornado relief-and-recovery efforts, the organization says on its site. "Financial contributions are the best way to help unless otherwise requested." Donations can be made online at United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund is open. Donations may be made online here. Checks, with a notation of "May Tornado Relief" can also be sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.
Through its network of more than 200 food banks, Feeding America, whose mission is to "feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks," says it will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to communities in need, in Oklahoma, and will also "set up additional emergency food and supply distribution sites as they are needed." Phone: 1-800-910-5524. Click here to donate online:
Donate to Feeding America
Facebook has created a page to help family find lost loved ones. Connect with loved ones in Oklahoma or help others in locating someone by clicking here:
Moore Tornado Lost and Found
Courtesy of WLOS News13