Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2086, lwithers@ntca.org
Wendy Mann, 703-351-2087, wmann@ntca.org

NTCA members have opportunity to help communities in need

ARLINGTON, Va. (May 30, 2013)–NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is providing information for members to consider supporting relief efforts for the thousands of Oklahomans affected by the deadly tornado that devastated central parts of the state on May 20.

NTCA is in communication with representatives of the Oklahoma Telephone Association and Pioneer Telephone Cooperative (Kingfisher, Okla.), which are raising funds to aid tornado victims. After consulting with these organizations, NTCA has learned individuals may direct donations to the Red Cross Oklahoma Relief Fund and the United Way OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund. Contact information for both funds and guidance for making donations by mail, by phone and online are listed below.

Red Cross Oklahoma Relief Fund

Donate by mail:

Make checks payable to “Red Cross Oklahoma Relief Fund”

The American Red Cross – Central Oklahoma Office
601 Northeast Sixth Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Donate by phone:

You can make a donation by phone by calling 405-228-9500.

Donate online:

You can make a donation online by visiting the Red Cross donation site at http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.

United Way OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund

Donate by mail:

Make checks payable to United Way of Central Oklahoma with a notation for “May Tornadoes Relief”

United Way of Central Oklahoma
P.O. Box 837
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Donate by phone:

You can make a donation by phone by calling 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or 405-236-8441.

Donate online:

You can make a donation online by visiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s donation site at http://www.unitedwayokc.org/.

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