Thank you to all who supported the Regional Food Bank’s recovery efforts following the May tornadoes and floods. Please click here to view our disaster relief impact report. We’ve been able to provide both immediate and long-term assistance to those who were affected thanks to an overwhelming response from individuals, corporations and foundations from all over the world. The video below shares just some of the stories of relief and recovery as experienced by the Regional Food Bank. Please feel free to share it with your family and friends.
Thank you for your desire to help us with disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma. Our greatest need at this point is monetary donations, so we can purchase items to best serve victims from Oklahoma's May 2013 tornadoes. Please click here to donate online. You can also call 405.604.7111 to make a donation over the phone, or text TORNADO to 32333 to have a $10 donation applied to your wireless bill.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma also has several disaster relief volunteer opportunties listed on our volunteer website. Please click here to view our opportunities, labeled "Disaster Relief."
The City of Moore is coordinating a call center to help assist with all persons interested in helping with relief efforts. The call center is the central hub hotline for those looking to donate time, non-perishable food items, clothing, toys and monetary contributions. If interested in volunteering or donating resources, call 1-866-484-3500, visit www.ServeMoore.com or visit moore.recovers.org. The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Disaster Relief Distribution Center
The Regional Food Bank has opened a Disaster Relief Distribution Center at 2635 North Shields in Moore, OK. The Distribution Center's phone number is 405-600-3182. The distribution center is open from 10:00 a.m. 50 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For after hours assistance, call 405-600-3149. Shovels, trash bags, water, snacks and more are available at the distribution center. All who have been impacted by the tornadoes and flooding can visit our Disaster Relief Distibution Center to receive assistance. Disaster relief agencies assisting those impcated can visit as well.
The deadline for Oklahomans to apply for disaster assistance has been extended to August 19, 2013. Homeowners, renters and business owners in Canadian, Cleveland, LeFlore, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee and Pottawatomie counties who sustained damage from the May 18 - June 2 storms can apply for state and federal assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov.
If you have filed a disaster claim case with the Red Cross, please call 1-866-477-7276.
To apply for FEMA assistance or track the status of a filing, please visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
If you have been denied FEMA assistance, please follow these steps:
- Read the letter carefully. There will be a reason for denial stated in the letter and normally, what the individual has to do to correct any problems.
- Take the letter to the FEMA Disaster Response Center (DRC) at Westmoore High School (12613 S. Western Ave.) and let the staff know you are registered and need assistance in correcting a problem with your... requests.
- At this stage, a lot of denials are because the individual either hasn't had time to get their insurance policy copy to FEMA or haven't gotten other insurance documentation (settlement statement) to FEMA.
- Individuals can also resolve the problem at 800-621-3362 or at www.disasterassistance.gov.
The State has launched a website, okstrong.ok.gov, to provide up-to-date information and resources. Individuals affected by the storm are urged report their whereabouts on the American Red Cross website, safeandwell.org.
Cigna is expanding the company’s 24x7 telephone help line to provide personal assistance and support for all residents affected by the tornado. Phone lines are staffed with qualified clinicians who are available to speak with people about how to cope with loss, anxiety, stress or other issues resulting from the tornado. The 24x7 telephone help line can be reached at 866.912.1687.
Food allergy families or those needing gluten-free food can contact Cherokee Hills Church of Christ, located at 6724 NW 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. Contact Becky at 405.367.3736.