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Oklahoma Tornado Victims | How you can help

11:33 AM, May 25, 2013   |    comments
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Video: Oklahoma Tornado Victims | How you can help

Photo by Brett Deering, Getty Images.

After seeing the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma, people want to send more than thoughts and prayers. They want to send money and help.

Some are going themselves and others are using technology to help tornado victims.

By the end of the week, mental health services volunteer with the Red Cross Dr. Chris Wiant will likely be on his way from Cleveland to Moore.

"You have to meet the needs that come to you. So, it's a mistake to think there's a script or an outline because there isn't," Wiant says, not knowing what kind of conditions he'll run into.

For him, the feeling of uncertainty is better than the feeling of helplessness most people feel after seeing this disaster.

But thanks to modern technology, helping only takes $10 and a text.

Here are some ways to donate:

Donations to Red Cross can be made by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

Donations to Salvation army can be made by texting STORM to 80888.

Donations to Operation USA can be made by texting AID to 50555.

Donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma can be made by texting FOOD to 32333.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is accepting donations online, and promising all of the money donated will go to victims, not to administrative fees. Their website can be accessed here.

Feeding America is also accepting donations on their website. It will deliver truck loads of food and water to victims. And

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is also accepting donations on its website or through the mail at BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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