On Monday 20 May 2013, a massive tornado cut a swath through the Oklahoma City area, with the city of Moore Oklahoma taking the brunt of the destruction.
At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed and about 2,400 homes were damaged when the tornado struck.
Military Members In Need
Many military members from Oklahoma City’s Tinker Air Force Base make their homes in Moore and about 340 members of the Tinker AFB community have been displaced. At least 140 homes belonging to military families were totally destroyed.
You’ve seen, I’m sure the awful videos of the destruction on the news and the requests for assistance. Well here is my request to you.
Please help the members of our military community if you can!
All the regular donation methods, like the Red Cross are great, but there are ways you can help these US Airmen directly and get aid right to the members of our military family who need it.
How you ask?
Operation Homefront, who provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors, has set up two methods for you to do so.
Donate Supplies - You can donate direct from Amazon.com, just click This Link and you’ll be taken directly to a page on amazon which Operation Homefront has set up. There you can purchase much needed supplies which will be sent automatically to Operation Homefront’s Oklahoma/Arkansas Field Office where they will distribute it directly to these military families in need.
Through Amazon, Operation Homefront is requesting bottled water, first aid kits, plastic containers, energy drinks and batteries.
Donate Money - Operation Homefront always accepts donations but you can sent your donation directly to this relief effort by going to their donation page. Please put Oklahoma Relief or Help Oklahoma in the comments section of your donation.
The Tinker Airman and Family Readiness Center has also set up a method you you to make monetary donations.
Help Our Family
At this time of need, please share whatever you can spare to help our military brethren out! Pick out a few things on Amazon or donate a few dollars, whatever you prefer.
My base is having a collection at all intersections next tuesday. Is your base doing something?
Share some words of comfort below for our OK family members.