Press release from the United Way of Central Oklahoma:
The massive fires of April 9, 2009, left most Oklahomans stunned and wondering what they could do to help. United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its Disaster Relief Fund so that individuals may contribute specifically to the fire relief and recovery efforts.
FINDING AID: Fire victims in central Oklahoma seeking assistance should contact the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma at 405-228-9500 or call 2-1-1.
GIVING SUPPORT: Financial contributions are the best way to help unless otherwise requested. United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund is open. Donations may be made online at www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, PO Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for Oklahoma County Fire Disaster. The American Red Cross is also accepting donations at www.okc.redcross.org.
RECOVERY EFFORTS: Early next week, United Way will also convene the Unmet Needs Committee which provides a roundtable forum for disaster response and aid organizations, caseworkers, and agencies with support resources to discuss specific needs they are seeing and find solutions. The Unmet Needs Committee has worked following most significant community disasters in the last decade.
United Way of Central Oklahoma has historically been focused on Community Preparedness ensuring our readiness to respond following emergencies small and large. As always, United Way maintains the highest level of accountability.