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How To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., Monday was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.

The mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.

Here is a quick list of some of the agencies that are providing aid and how you can help:

Crossroads Oklahoma City:

This Oklahoma City church has set up a relief site for victims of the tornado. Donate directly to their relief fund at You can also purchase items at to be picked up in-store by the church. Set your "local Wal-Mart" as Store #743 (Oklahoma City), or click here for details.

The Salvation Army

You can donate to the Salvation Army's Oklahoma tornado relief online or call 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."

Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157

The Red Cross

You can donate to the Red Cross tornado relief in Oklahoma online or text "STORM" to 80888 to make $10 donation or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.


You can donate to AmeriCares Oklahoma disaster relief by clicking here.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Click here to donate to the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief or call (405) 942-3800.


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