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How to help Oklahoma tornado victims

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A lot of people have asked how they can help the Moore, Oklahoma tornado victims. Here are a few ways.

1.) You can make an automatic $10 donation to the American Red Cross by texting "Red Cross" to 90999 or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. The Red Cross is also suggesting for residents to give blood. You can also make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army by texting the word "storm" to 80888 or by calling them at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

2.) A couple of people also have a an 18 wheel enclosed trailer that will be leaving the Shreveport area Thursday evening headed to Moore, Oklahoma. Items they're accepting are: bottled water, diapers (adult and children), bottles, formula, tarps, boots, flashlights, work gloves, hand sanitizer. Items can be dropped off at 1525 Garland Place. Please call 318-393-7532 if you have any questions.

3.) Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, Texas is also collecting supplies needed for the Oklahoma tornado victims. They will be loading a U-Haul to deliver supplies. The business has already sent one truck and are filling a second one to send. Items they're accepting include: Gatorade, bottled water, gloves, diapers, formula, sanitary wipes and non-perishable food items. Supplies can be dropped off and donated at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, 100 East Travis Street. The truck will be leaving on Saturday, May 25, at noon.

4.) The Steeple Chase Baptis Church and area churches are collecting donations. Items include: toiletries, women's personal care items, hand sanitizer, boxed juices, bottled water, work gloves, boots, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, children/infant items such as baby food, pampers, pull-ups, formula, etc.  No clothing is being accepted at this time. If you are unable to donate any of the necessary items, a monetary donation would also be appreciated. Checks can be made out to Oklahoma American Red Cross. The drop off dates will be Thursday, May 30th - Saturday, June 1, from 9 am - 6 PM and Sunday, June 2nd from 1 pm - 7 pm at the Steeple Chase Baptist Church located at 7016 Steeple Chase Plaze Drive, Shreveport, La. Tango will transport the trailer full of donated items to Oklahoma on June 3rd. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Steeple Chase Baptist Church at 318-686-8600.

5.) First Baptist Church School is collecting supplies on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 to donate to the relief efforts in Oklahoma. After contact with the Salvation Army, two churches have been identified to accept the donations: East Side Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma and Council Road Baptist Church in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Items may be dropped off at the First Baptist Church School library (533 Ockley Drive in Shreveport) on Wednesday from 8:15 am - 3:30 pm and Thursday from 8:15 am - 12 pm. A truck will deliver the items Thursday afternoon/evening.

Following is a list of items that are needed: Water, Towels/Wash Cloths, Trash Bags, Hand Tools, Hand Sanitizer, Tarps, Work Gloves, Water Coolers, Flashlights, Batteries, Diapers, Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant).

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