Local Opportunities to Help Oklahoma Relief Efforts

Local Opportunities to Help Oklahoma Relief Efforts

Several Mid-South business and charity organizations are calling for volunteers and donations to help relief efforts around Oklahoma City after the area was devastated by a massive tornado Monday.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Several Mid-South business and charity organizations are calling for volunteers and donations to help relief efforts around Oklahoma City after the area was devastated by a massive tornado Monday.

Newby's, located at 539 S Highland Street by the University of Memphis, is collecting the following items to be delivered to Moore, Oklahoma to aid those whose lives were impacted by Monday's tornado. You can also drop off donations at Tiger Bookstore, located at 3533 Walker Avenue.

Items needed:
  • Bottled water
  • Gatorade
  • Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Hand towels
  • Individually wrapped snacks
  • Work gloves
  • Money
  • (NO CLOTHING)

Newby's can also use volunteers to sort, box, and load the truck. Volunteers should call Todd Adams at (901)870-7633. Newby's opens at 3 p.m.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is holding a drive for funds to support relief efforts being led by their sister agency, Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City. Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is accepting cash, check and credit card donations at their main office located at 1325 Jefferson, Memphis TN 38104, or through their secure website at www.ccwtn.org. All donations should be clearly marked “OK Tornado Relief.”

Volunteers with the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross left for Oklahoma Tuesday morning. You can support their relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma & other disasters by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 - the charge will show up on your cell phone bill.

A Germantown family with family in Oklahoma is heading up a toy drive for young tornado victims. Donations and toys can be dropped off at the Chik-Fil-A located at 1230 South Germantown Road through the close of business on Saturday, May 25.
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