On May 20, a massive tornado destroyed parts of Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people—including seven children. With your help, organizations like the Red Cross and Food Bank of Oklahoma provided immediate disaster relief to people affected.
As relief efforts continue, the recovery process begins. After a week, victims of the tornado are coming to grips with the loss of their homes, along with all their personal belongings. The twister caused up to $5 billion in insured damage, and 1,200 homes were completely destroyed.
While it could be easy to let this disaster fade in our minds as media coverage wanes, rebuilding will take quite awhile. This tornado flattened entire blocks of homes, two schools and a hospital. Imagine losing everything you own in a few short minutes—that’s exactly the reality many people face.
Help the children, families and the community of Moore, Oklahoma rebuild ”normal” life, and donate now to charities working for their recovery. As more information becomes available, we’ll continue to update this list:
- Adopt a Classroom – helping teachers and students at Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools rebuild their classrooms.
- AmeriCares – assessing and addressing long term health needs.
- Architecture for Humanity – working with local and regional construction professionals to support the rebuilding.
- Habitat for Humanity – seeking help with long-term rebuilding efforts and aid for families who need safe, affordable places to live.
- Matthew: 25 Ministries – continuing to support the families and people of Moore as long as it’s needed.
- Operation Blessing International – working with The Home Depot to dispatch a construction unit, mobile command center, trucks with tools and supplies, and a team of construction foremen to Moore.
- Operation USA – making small grants (as funds allow) to community-based organizations as they rebuild.
- Samaritan’s Purse – focusing on cleaning and repairing damaged homes.
- Save the Children – providing recovery support for children and families.
- Team Rubicon – assisting with home repair and rebuilding.