• HOW TO HELP: Tornados and flooding leave damage across Green Country

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    TULSA, Okla. - Tornado and high flood waters are caused damage across Green Country and Oklahomans are stepping up to help each other. 

    Here's some of the area organizations working to help victims and how you can help them:

    The River Parks Authority is asking for the communities' help with flood clean up along the trails.
    They will be cleaning up throughout the week and next weekend.
    If you would like to help you can got to http://www.riverparks.org/volunteer/ to sign up and coordinators will reach out to you with a time and location.

    The River Parks are still closed.

    AMERICAN RED CROSS 

               Text OKLAHOMA to 95920 to donate. All funds will be distributed locally!
               Text SHELTER to 95920 for assistance finding a place to stay if you have been evacuated 

    MORE INFO: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/coxmediagroup-pub.html/

    Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

    Officials say monetary donations remain the most helpful in order to target specific needs. Please go to okfoodbank.org for updated information and to make a donation. People can also help by texting “disaster” to 243725. For those who would like to help by volunteering their time can go to the Food Bank’s volunteer page at okfoodbank/volunteer or call 918-585-2800.

     

    HELP FOR ANIMALS

    Tulsa Animal Welfare is seeking donations of large and extra-large airline crates to br dropped off at the Tulsa Expo Square Pavilion's emergency shelter before 5 p.m. Thursday.

    Oklahoma Animal Alliance is open for pet and donation drop off from 7am-8pm daily.

    Neighbor for Neighbor provided a space at 575 E 36th Street N as a temporary emergency pet shelter for those being evacuated and unable to bring your pets with you.

    Tulsa SPCA is on hand vaccinating all pets coming into the emergency shelter. They will also be setting up the Mobile Adoption Center in Turley, Oklahoma at the First Assembly of God at 6301 N Peoria tomorrow morning at 8:30 am for anyone who needs to get their pets to them to bring back to the emergency shelter.

    This is a collaborative effort between Neighbor for Neighbor, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Tulsa SPCA and Spay OK

    We are in need of pet food and treats, blankets, towels, toys, bottled water, paper towels, Clorox wipes and snacks for our volunteers.

    Donations can be dropped off at the emergency shelter at 575 N 36th Street N between 7am-7pm 

    The Humane Society also opened a shelter for pets being evacuated. 

    Family Animal Medicine in Owasso is collecting donations for Skiatook Animal Control and Kiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue.

    The following items are needed:

    • Dog and cat food
    • Bleach
    • Towels
    • Dawn dish soap
    • Laundry soap
    • Steel dog bowls
    • Puppy pads
    • Paper towels
    • Slip leads/leashes/collars
    • Cat litter

    The Tulsa County District Attorney and its Court Dog Team announced pet supply drive to assist the Humane Emergency Animal Response Tuesday. The drive will be May 31 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Tulsa County Courthouse Plaza at 500 S. Denver. Donors can pull into the circle and drive in front of the courthouse and give donations to a staff member.

    “This flooding event is affecting a lot of our community in different ways – physically, emotionally and financially,” said DA Kunzweiler.  “We are going to do our part to help alleviate some of these concerns.  The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office relies on therapy dogs to assist child abuse victims and their families.  Because of that, it only makes sense to us to help out those pet owners who are struggling to manage their affairs.  We encourage all pet lovers to assist us in drawing awareness as well as donations to the relief effort.”

    The following items are needed:

    • Crates & kennels
    • Fleece blankets
    • Food bowls
    • Towels
    • Dog rawhides
    • Chew toys
    • Peanut butter
    • Rabbit food
    • Rabbit housing

    West Side Alliance Soccer Club:

    The West Side Alliance Soccer Club is asking for help rescuing stranded Fort Gibson residents until the National Guard and Red Cross arrives. You can help by donating via Cash App to $WSAmom, Tina Taylor who is buying supplies and taking them to Tahlequah High School. Supplies listed here can be donated May 27, at the Ridge Church from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    • Bottled Water
    • Non Perishable Food Items  
    • Diapers - All Sizes
    • Pull-Ups    
    • Baby Formula  
    • Baby Food  
    • Toiletries    
    • Adult Diapers 
    • Ensure Drinks  
    • New Towels    
    • Mops
    • Paper Goods  
    • Feminine Hygiene Products 
    • Gloves
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • First Aid Kits  
    • Sunscreen  
    • Bug Spray
    • Pet Food 
    • Charcoal/Charcoal Lighters/ Small Charcoal Grills

    Rustic Cuff:

    Rustic Cuff will donate all proceeds from sales of special state necklaces to the American Red Cross of Oklahoma Disaster relief. The sale runs through May 27.

     

     

    Mazzio's Fundraiser:

    Mazzio’s hosted a week-long fundraiser for the United Way’s May Tornado and Flood Relief Fund. The funds raised will help provide food, shelter and support to those affected by the disaster.

    Mazzio’s donated 50 percent of proceeds from the lunch buffet and Tuesday night dinner buffet from May 27 – 31.

    The company said it raised $15,525 for the fund.

    Donation Dropoff spot

    Keystone Chevrolet serving as drop off point for disaster relief donations. At this time they are accepting these items: cases of water, cleaning supplies (i.e. mops, brooms, buckets, rubber gloves.. personal hygiene supplies, and snack foods.

    Keystone Chevrolet is matching every cash donation collected and will give to Neighbors Along The Line, a local organization who serves those in the most need.

    Discounted Rooms at Aloft in downtown Tulsa:

    Aloft is giving flood victims a discounted rate at their location in downtown Tulsa. Evacuees can call (918) 947-8200 to book a standard room for $69. Aloft is pet-friendly.

    Phone help:

    U.S. Cellular is committed to helping the Tulsa metro community and would like to share the below plans to support those in need. 

    The U.S. Cellular stores listed below are providing free phone chargers portable battery packs, internet access and charging stations for those impacted by the storms.

    • 7370 Olympia Ave Tulsa, OK 74132
    • 8022 East 101st St. Tulsa, OK 74133
    • B&B Digital - 210 W. Rogers Blvd. Skiatook, OK 74070
    • Premier Locations - 2311 N. Main St. Miami, OK 74354
    • 2130 W Memorial Road in Oklahoma City, OK 73134
    • 113 Steve Berry Blvd. Pryor, OK 74361

    Store hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

    U.S. Cellular is actively providing resources to residents in Oklahoma who have been impacted by the recent flooding. To ensure that customers can continue to use their phone as needed, U.S. Cellular has removed speed caps and is waiving overage and late fees for customers in select Oklahoma counties that have been impacted. U.S. Cellular is committed to helping and serving the communities where its associates live and work and has donated $5,000 to local American Red Cross efforts. Customers are also able to donate $10 to the American Red Cross relief efforts by texting “Redcross” to 90999 and replying with “Yes.” The charge will be added to their bill.

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