Oklahoma wildfires: How to help and get help
To Get Help
The following American Red Cross shelters remain open:
• Slaughterville Baptist Church, 10101 60th St., Lexington.
• First United Methodist Church, 100 E Greenwood Ave., Mannford.
• Fire victims can register for services and meet one-on-one with representatives of agencies that can assist with long-term recovery needs at the following resource centers: American Red Cross spokeswoman Ken Garcia said. Payne County — United Methodist Church, 113 S Perry Ave., Glencoe. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. Cleveland County — 12 Corners Baptist Church, 15601 E Etowah Road, Noble. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. Oklahoma County — Luther Auditorium, 18955 NE 178, Luther. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Creek County — First United Methodist Church, 100 E Greenwood, Mannford. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. through Saturday.
• U-Haul is offering 30 days free storage with a U-Box pod for victims of the wildfires. The pod can be moved with a special trailer or secured in a warehouse.
The Oklahoma Bar Association will provide no-cost assistance to Oklahomans who experience legal issues related directly to the fires. The free service is available to residents of Beckham, Cleveland, Creek, Grady, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Payne and Pittsburg counties. Victims may request help at www.okbar.org/DisasterRelief or call (800) 522-8065 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
• To donate to the American Red Cross, go to okcredcross.org/donate_now.php, call 228-9500 or mail a check payable to the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma, Department #96-0397, Oklahoma City, OK 73196.
• To donate to the Salvation Army, go to disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, call (800) 725-2769 and ask to designate the donation to Oklahoma wildfires, or mail your donation to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
• Volunteers are needed at Christmas Connection, 5728 S May Ave., to help sort and stock items donated for fire victims. Go to www.christmasconnection.org and select the “Volunteer” icon or call 634-2006.
• Luther officials ask that donations be taken to the Church of Christ Community Center, 201 E 1st St. Donations will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. through Friday. Monetary donations may be made through an established fund at First Bank and Trust of Luther by calling 277-3211.
• Hay and feed donations are being sought in Creek County. Feed for cattle and horses is particularly needed, but other livestock feed will be accepted. A donation site has been established at the Creek County Fairgrounds, 17808 W U.S. 66 in Kellyville. Those wanting to donate or in need should call Sherman Grubb at (918) 224-2194.
• The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma also is accepting donations through its website at www.bgco.org.
First Fidelity Bank is accepting donations for fire victims at its Oklahoma City metro and Tulsa branches. For a full list of branch locations, go to www.ffb.com.