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Oklahoma Tornado Relief

May 24th, 2013

Christ in Action: UPDATE:  After much deliberation and discussion CIA has decided to cancel the trip from this area scheduled to go to Oklahoma.   There has been such an increidble response from the community and around the country to accomplish immediate needs.  Also, “Homes were completely demolished so we are not going in and helping the homeowner clear things out of their home and prepare for remodeling. In this case, they simply saved what they could in memories and the rest is being completely bulldozed and taken away. People are staying with relatives and friends and are not really in the area at this time.”

Keep up to date with  Christ in Action’s Facebook page.

Feed the Children:  Feed The Children has already responded with basic essentials for the families in Shawnee, OK and provided several pallets of water and frozen lasagna to The Salvation Army and The Red Cross – who are already providing services to those in need.

Cash donations to help with Feed The Children’s disaster relief efforts and help defray the transportation costs of food and essentials needed for the families of those affected can be made by phone, call: 800-627-4556 or online at www.feedthechildren.org

Samaritans Purse Information for how to volunteer with Samaritans Purse are available at samaritanspurse.org   Chainsaw skills are helpful but not required. Volunteers will be working primarily on debris clean up, chainsaw work and roof tarping.

The Salvation Army:   Responding with teams to areas affected.  Providing meals and food items,  emotional and spiritual care, working with local officials and more.  Inviting everyone to pray and give financially.  Supporters are encouraged to give online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

Love From Lancaster County: Partnering with Touch of Color Flooring in Harrisburg to collect relief items for those in need . For information Email Joell or go to Facebook – Love From Lancaster County

Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity:  Collecting financial donations.  Donations of cash, check, credit card, or securities are accepted and all donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to “Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity” and mailed to LAHFH, 443 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA  17603 or delivered in person to Habitat ReStore during business hours. Gifts can also be made online.  Will assist with cleanup, repairs and new construction efforts as need and available resources become clearer.  717-392-8836   LancasterHabitat.org

Southern Regional Police Officer’s Association (Conestoga):  Collecting items through 6/18 to deliver to Oklahoma City.

Items include:

  • Bottled Water
  • Sports drinks
  • Energy/granola bars
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Diapers, Baby Wipes, Formula
  •   Non-perishables: canned fruit/vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, pudding, tea, powdered drink mix
  • Cleaning supplies, Work gloves
  • Toiletries (i.e.- toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant,)
  • Sun block, Insect repellant
  • Monetary donations will also be accepted.  They can be in the form of Pre-paid Visa cards, or checks made payable to SRPOA, note “tornado relief” in the memo line.  They can be mailed to SRPOA at P.O. Box 254 Conestoga Pa 17516 ** Attn: Cpl. Michener.
  • Volunteers are also needed

Items can be dropped off at the Southern Regional Police Department between the hours of 8AM and 1 PM, Monday thru Friday.  Weekend or after hour deliveries may be arranged by calling 717-461-2323   Information available at  southernregionalpolice.com


  1. Deb Shank
    May 21st, 2013 at 11:14 | #1

    Thanks for the links. I donate to Feed The Children quite often. That was the one I chose since they are located in OK. So devastating.

  2. Jess McKnight
    May 21st, 2013 at 11:49 | #2

    How about Samaritan’s Purse? I’m sure their trucks have already mobilized!!

  3. stacey
    May 21st, 2013 at 12:12 | #3

    Sure, Jess, I’ll add them. We’re concentrating on adding the organizations that are contacting us to let us know what they are doing. Of course there are many many other places offering aid and we are happy to add any that we are familiar with and can trust to be reputable.

  4. Troy Whitman
    May 28th, 2013 at 01:19 | #4

    I am unable to help physically and financially. But I can offer the must valuable thing I can offer and that’s my prayers for the staff, volunteers, ministries, agencies, and for all that has been taken due to the tornado and all the families affected by its destruction.

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