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    Oklahoma Storm

    Does anyone know an organization collecting quilts, pillow cases, etc for the people of Moore Oklahoma. I would like to send the few that I have to them..

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    Send money to the Salvation Army or Red Cross instead. People whose homes have blown away don't have a place to keep quilts or pillowcases. But they are going to need to be fed.

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    Every single news show is talking about it - don't send "stuff" - send money to Red Cross or Salvation Army or another organization of your choice that is helping out.

    Maybe someday when things are rebuilt and have to be re-furnished there will be a place for bedding and quilts.

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    I always do money to the Red Cross or Salvation Army. They had to find warehouses to put all the stuff people sent to Sandy Hook after the tragedy there.

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    Thanks for the info everybody...my church group wanted to know as well. I guess we'll wait till there is a request for stuff!

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    There's a thread under Requests for the OK storm.

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    Hi missgigglewings, I live in Moore and if you want to send me the quilts I will find someone who can used them, I know there is someone out there that would love a quilt to snuggle in. I will also check with the churches to see if there is a need for them, but however it's hard to get around in the area right now and fema is asking us to stay away until all people who are missing have been accounted for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings View Post
    Does anyone know an organization collecting quilts, pillow cases, etc for the people of Moore Oklahoma. I would like to send the few that I have to them..
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    http://sskcraftshop.com that will take you to OKS Modern Quilt Guild status. Lot of different guilds getting together accepting quilts and tops. They are very near Moore, OK. Saw it on FACEBOOK

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    I agree, if you don't have a place to live, what would you need quilts and pillowcases for???
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    send food or money. they need clothes. shoes, socks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I agree, if you don't have a place to live, what would you need quilts and pillowcases for???
    I think they have to be staying and sleeping somewhere....a brand new, clean quilt of their very own might be the thing they need the most...you never know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chips88 View Post
    send food or money. they need clothes. shoes, socks
    There will be plenty of Americans pitching in, as always, with money, socks and shoes...I'm sending love and prayers in my quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011 View Post
    Hi missgigglewings, I live in Moore and if you want to send me the quilts I will find someone who can used them, I know there is someone out there that would love a quilt to snuggle in. I will also check with the churches to see if there is a need for them, but however it's hard to get around in the area right now and fema is asking us to stay away until all people who are missing have been accounted for...
    Donna
    Thank you so much...I am glad you are OK! Please PM me your address...I will get a box ready to send to you. My BFF's DD and DB/SIL all live in OKC and they are all ok too! God Bless!
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    My Son in law lost an Uncle in the Shawnee tornado. They are requesting cash donations for right now. Thanks to everyone here for your thoughts and prayers.
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    Project Linus (Central Oklahoma chapter) is requesting quilts that will be distributed to the affected areas.

    You can contact: Tasha

    (405) 392-3049

    Drop Off Locations:

    Stitching Post
    5928 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City

    Stitching Post
    319 N. Broadway St., Moore

    Sooner Veterinary Hospital
    107 Vicksburg Ave., Norman

    Beth's Quilting Quarters & Fabric Shoppe
    114 N Main, Blanchard

    Any of the above will accept the quilts/blankets and they will be tagged and sent to the affected areas. They can be dropped off or mailed.

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    Hi Donna, i have been so worried about you there in Moore. So glad your safe. I posted prayers for you and your husband when all this happened. What about your home? is it alright? Please PM me when you can.
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    Thank you SingerSewer...this is exactly what we were looking for! Im going to whip up a couple more before I send the box. I have done so many Project linus quilts...I think I can get a couple of more done this weekend!

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    It's good to see that the board members around Moore are OK, as well as other areas in the state. We are fine around Barnsdall. Had one touch down about 10 miles away that went east instead of west towards us. For people asking about donations, this is what is on the list from several news stations in the state. I'm sure the need for clothing, blankets, etc will come soon as people are allowed back in areas to recover personal items and find housing. I fully agree with BellaBoo- the Red Cross, not on my list. I know they get the most publicity and the big donations like Kevin Durant gave, but other organizations spend more of the money they take in on the people who are in need. The Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief group is made up of volunteers from Baptist churches who travel to areas to assist in disaster relief, such as the Joplin and Alabama tornados, etc. Good group of people.
    This is from the www.ok.gov/okstrong website:

    DONATION INFORMATION

    OKSTRONG DISASTER RELIEF FUND

    Governor Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, has established the OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore and the May 19 tornado near Shawnee.

    Donations for the long-term needs can be made by calling (405) 236-8441 or donating online at www.unitedwayokc.org.

    DONATION OF SERVICES AND MATERIALS
    Donation of services or materials from businesses (not cash donations), those should be directed to Keli Cain with the Oklahoma Dept. of Emergency Management at
    Keli Cain
    405-521-2481

    RED CROSS
    The Oklahoma Red Cross is asking people to donate by texting Red Cross to 90999 which will be a $10 donation, spokesman Ken Garcia said. Garcia said the donations allow the Red Cross purchase needed supplies.

    Those who are looking for family members can visit www.safeandwell.org, Garcia said. Local Red Cross units will be dispatched throughout the damaged area.

    SALVATION ARMY
    The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has dispatched disaster response teams.
    Donations can be made to:

    • The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.
    • Donate by phone: (800) 725-2769
    • Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds


    REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
    The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in partnership with Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is asking that the public support all rescue, recovery and disaster relief efforts with donations of cash to your favorite rsponding charity.
    Donations of items such as clothing and supplies are strongly discouraged.
    Financial donations will allow disaster relief agencies to purchase whatever items are deemed necessary without resulting in the additional burden of securing warehouse space and volunteers to work donated product.
    To make a tax deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, go to www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 604-7111 or text FOOD to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts.

    OKLAHOMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF
    With Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief teams already responding to severe weather from Sunday in several locations, including Shawnee, Edmond and Little Axe, Oklahoma Baptists are assisting with recovery efforts from the tornado that hit Moore.
    Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO's Disaster Relief ministry, by visiting www.bgco.org/donate or calling 942-3800. All money go toward disaster relief and helping victims. For photos, information and updates, visit the Oklahoma Baptists' blog at www.okdisasterhelp.com.

    OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE
    Donors to the Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in all metro-Oklahoma City hospitals and 140 others across the state. Presently, the state's blood supply is adequate to meet the needs of patients in all hospitals caring for victims of the Moore tornado. Since there is no substitute for blood, the supply constantly needs to be replenished. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health can generally donate blood. Those with O-negative and Rh-negative blood types are most needed.
    Locations of donor centers and mobile blood drives can be found at www.obi.org.
    Additionally, 10 casinos in the Oklahoma City metro area will host blood drives later this week:

    • Riverwind Casino: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
    • Lucky Star Casino, Concho: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday
    • Sugar Creek Casino: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday
    • FireLake Bowling Center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
    • Grand Casino: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday
    • Lucky Star Casino, Clinton: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday
    • Remington Park Racetrack & Casino: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday
    • Kickapoo Casino: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
    • Newcastle Casino: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday


    UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
    United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund, so individuals may give specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts. Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies working on the tornado relief efforts.
    To donate, go to www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.
    For more information, please contact Karla Bradshaw at (405) 235-3534.

    FEED THE CHILDREN
    Feed The Children has established five locations in Oklahoma City to accept donations that will aid victims of the Moore tornado.

    • Feed The Children McCormick Distribution Center, 29 N. McCormick
    • First Baptist Church, 1201 N. Robinson
    • KOCO-TV, 1300 East Britton Road
    • Faith Tabernacle Church, I-40 and Portland,
    • TLC Garden Center, 105 West Memorial Road

    Items that will be accepted at these locations are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks. Cash donations are also welcome.

    Feed The Children is coordinating with other organizations and with authorities to deliver disaster supplies as requests for aid are received. Water and lasagna has already been delivered to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to help with hydration and meal preparation for first responders.

    Cash donations to help with relief efforts can also be made by phone at 800-627-4556, online at www.feedthechildren.org/disaster, or by texting “DISASTER” to 80888.

    TULSA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
    Tulsa Community Foundation, the nation's largest community foundation, has established the Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund. This fund has received a lead gift of $100,000 from George Kaiser Family Foundation. Contributions to the Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund can be made securely online at www.TulsaCF.org. Donations can also be mailed to TCF offices at:
    7030 S Yale, Suite 600
    Tulsa, OK, 74136

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    Great info here. Will get on it.
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    I live in Mountain view, Oklahoma and my church is getting things ready to take there. One of the tornado victims is a grandson to a friend. He is going to find a place that we can send them to where people will be able to get bedding, clothing, towels and toiletries. I am so thankful that we have not had to deal with that type of disaster here.

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    Donna...I got your PM and this weekend a friend and I are quilting for Moore, OK. I will get a box out to you as soon as bindings and a "comfort" label are on. Thanks and Be Blessed!

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