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Volunteer and Service Learning Center
The Volunteer and Service Learning Center at UCO provides diverse opportunities for students to perform meaningful service in the Edmond and Oklahoma City communities. The Center acts as a partner and resource for students, faculty and community members in developing and implementing volunteer and service learning projects. These efforts promote civic engagement by instilling a commitment to public life through communities of practice.
****TORNADO RELIEF UPDATES****
*****MONETARY DONATIONS ARE BEST AT THIS TIME*****
The Red Cross is no longer seeking or training volunteers today. Other training opportunities will be posted here as they become available.
The Salvation Army Canteen is located at Home Depot, 650 SW 19th Street, Moore, OK, 73160. They need crews of 4-5 per meal. Lunch shift starts at 10 a.m. and Dinner starts at 3:00 p.m. They need volunteers for both meals and snack times in between for the next two weeks. Email Lois Green at Lois_Green@uss.salvationarmy.org.
*The UCO Central Pantry is opened for students, faculty and staff members who need some assistance with food at this time.*
To learn about the UCO Cares Fund, go to http://www.uco.edu/central/cares/index.asp
Sign up for the EBLAST on the lefthand side to be updated with volunteer opportunities. In the comments box please write "Moore" also mention if interested in leading a small team of volunteers in the weeks to come mention "Team Leader". We will update with trainings and opportunities as we receive more information. Here is the link http://www.uco.edu/student-affairs/vslc/EBLAST/index.php
See below for donation centers. Each of these sites may have need of volunteers to manage donations.
Those seeking more volunteer information can go to the following websites:
Checks should be made out to relief organizations.
Convoy of Hope - convoyofhope.org/go/donate
ELA/Oklahoma Principals Academy has established a fund for donations to Moore Public Schools. Donations may be made at any Tulsa Teachers Credit Union Site or by sending a donation to TTCU. Go on the TTCU web site for more information. https://www.ttcu.com/ASP/home.asp
Feeding America 1-800-910-5524
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief: BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112
For the Red Cross Text REDCROSS to 90999 or phone 1-800-RED CROSS(1-800-733-2767) to make a $10 donation
For the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Text FOOD 32333 to make a $10 donation
For the Salvation Army Text STORM to 80888 or phone 1-800-SAL-ARMY or 1-800-725-2769 "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157 to make a $10 donation
United Way of Oklahoma 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, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief. For more information, please contact Karla Bradshaw at (405) 235-3534 or email@example.com.
Accepting Specific Items
Bridge Creek High School Gym: There will be a bus parked on the BCHS Basketball Gym parking lot starting at 1:00 today, 5/21 to collect donations from the Bridge Creek community. We are accepting Gatorade, water, diapers, baby care items, gloves, hand sanitizer, trash bags, shovels, rakes, 5 gallon buckets, and other cleanup items as listed by the Red Cross. 2209 East Sooner Road, Blanchard (405-387-3981)
Calvary Temple Church: open form 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. accepting donations at 1801 S. Kelly in Edmond. 405.348.2334
Choctaw Road Baptist Church – collecting water, diapers, toiletries, snack foods, work gloves, gatorade, sunscreen, baby wipes, hand sanitizer,
ibuprofen. PLEASE NO CLOTHING. Between 8:15 am and 4:15 pm Tuesday and Wednesday. 14971 East Reno, Choctaw (405-390-9002)
Citizen's Bank of Edmond - All items at both Downtown Edmond locations.
City Rescue Mission- 821 W. California- Clothing, furniture household
items and personal hygeine items ath CRM's donation center. Call 232-2709
Crawford Family Funeral Service in Edmond is taking donations of water and gatorade. Please call 340-2333
Cricket Wireless: 10:00 am to 7:00pm for the remainder of the week.
My team will gratefully accept whatever you can give.
4553 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City (405-942-0045 option #4)
Cross Timbers Elementary School - taking a bus (all items). 405.340.2200
Culver Electric: filling trailers with water, diapers, wipes, formula, gloves, hand tools, sunscreen, Gatorade,
and all needed items on the salvation army and red cross list. 1823 West 20th in Elk City. 580.799.3898
Cupcakes To Go Go Edmond - water, toiletries, diapers, etc. 405.330.2190
Drop Off Center: Accepting nonperishable foods, gloves,boots,diapers,
wipes,water,tools thank you 1303 e Lockheed. Midwest City (405-795-1919)
Edmond Memorial High School - Clothing items. 405.340.2850
Edmond North High School - Water. 405.340.2875
Edmond Santa Fe High School - Canned food items 405.340.2230
Feed the Children Distribution Center 29 N. McCormick - Ready to eat meals, beverages,
cleaning supplies, basic essentials, baby supplies, tools, medical supplies
Fusion Fitness and Yoga: If street parking in unavailable then access the alley behind Pawn Plus off of Porter.
We will be able to unload items directly from your vehicle into the building. (405-650-8023)
Located at 323 E Main St. in Norman
First Baptist Church Edmond - all items. 405.341..253
First Baptist Church Nicoma Park - donation and drop-off location
Floyd’s RVs of Norman: Accepting items listed from Red Cross: Gatorade, non perishable foods, diapers,water,
formula and wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlight and batteries.
912 North Adkins Hill Road Norman, 3 miles S. of Norman on I-35 (405-288-2355)
The Gate Church is accepting: Water,Sunscreen,Baby Items,Toiletries,Gloves, etc. 7700 North Council Road in Oklahoma City (405-728-7700)
Harrah Chamber of Commerce: Will be accepting donations of Bottled water, Gatorade, diapers, wipes, formula,
hand sanitizer, individually wrapped snack, gloves and dust masks. At the chamber office today and tomorrow from 9a-3p. 1971 Church Ave. Harrah. 405.454.2190
Holy Trinity- 308 NW 164th St. Edmond, OK 73013 will be a drop-off location tomorrow (until 2 pm) for various items. With your help,
they'll be supplying "Feed the Children" with diapers, canned goods, non-perishable foods, snack items, bottled water, and sports drinks
for their emergency relief kits. This is a simple way to serve others in these early stages of the relief effort. If you're able, please help out! 405.348.3292
How Sweet It Is: accepting necessary items listed from Red Cross: Gatorade, non perishable foods, diapers,water, formula and wipes,
hand sanitizer, gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlight and batteries. Please No clothes, bedding or household items at this time.
420 E Grant Street in Pauls Valley (405-238-1522)
Indulge Event Center: Collecting everything to help families directly affected; Hygiene, Tampons, Clothes, Toys. Will pick up and take to any
desired donation location not just ours (405-215-9444) Located at 3116 North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City
Integrity Promo: will accept most anything for families to rebuild and rescue worker relief at 1105 S Fretz Ave. in Edmond. 405.513.7060
Jerry’s Glass: Accepting donations of water, diapers, wipes, work gloves, sports drinks, individually wrapped snacks and any needed
items on the salvation army and red cross list. 512 S. Main Elk City, Oklahoma (580- 225-0444)
Juice Blendz at 1200 West Covell Road in Edmond (405-285-0133)
Kid’s Eye Site: Accepting donations, whatever you would like to donate to the Moore tornado victims! Please no perishable items!
All other items welcome! 3631 NW 39th St. Oklahoma City (405-943-2020)
LifeChurch.tv OKC metro locations receiving donations between 8am-8pm
• Toiletries, Diapers, wipes, formula, baby bottles, Clothing and shoes (new only), Bag, backpack or plastic tubs to carry items. Please, no food or water
• Diapers, wipes, formula, baby bottles
Lucky Star Casino, Event Tent — a trailer is set up for donations from 7:00am till 3:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday (Event Tent on the West Side of the Casino).
A cashier will be available for monetary donations. Necessary items, water, gatorade, non perishable foods, diapers, formula and wipes,
hand sanitizer, gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlight and batteries, suntan lotion, pre packed snacks. No clothes, bedding
or household items at this time, as Red Cross has no storage or distribution center set up for these items at this time.
Will be needed in the very near future though. EL Reno, Oklahoma (405-422-6500)
Mustang Brewing Company Headquarters – Open 5/21 at 7:00 a.m. Several thousand square feet of warehouse
space opened up. Will get it to those who need it. 520 North Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City. 405.943.0100
Oakcrest Church of Christ: Accepting non-perishable food items, water, diapers, formula, gatorade, pre-packaged snacks.
(No clothes). 1111 SW 89th St, Oklahoma City (405-631-5534)
OCCC and Christmas Connection: Accepting toiletries, diapers, sports shoes, tennis shoes (closed toe) in all sizes, new socks,
new underwear, household items including dishes, cookware, silverware, small appliances, bedding, linens, towels and box fans.
We do not need any other clothing items other than those listed at this time. We do not need water, food or other search and relief items.
Regarding cash donations, those may be made by directly sending the donation to the Christmas Connection.
The mailing address is: 5728 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City , OK 73159.
(405) 634-2006, www.christmasconnection.org.
OK Running Co.- 1189 E. 15th Street- accepting shoe donations to be given to Moore victims. 405.285.1455
OU Equipment at 180 West Brooks in Norman – accepting supplies. 405.325.6842
R.L. Allen Insurance Agency: Gatorade, water bottles, hand sanitizer, work gloves, sunscreen, flashlights and hand wipes.
Office hours are 9:30am to 6:00pm. Village Park Shopping Center-10437 N. May Ave Oklahoma City. 405.418.4581
Rose State College in Midwest City: Phi Theta Kappa chapter will be accepting donations for Moore between 9am to noon
in the student center. Needed: Bottled water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby formula, Hand towels, Individually
wrapped snacks, Work gloves, NO clothing please. 733-7376
Salvation Army at KFOR-TV studios (supply drop-off) – Items needed: Bottled water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby
formula, Hand towels, Individually wrapped snacks, Work gloves. Financial donations can also be made to the
Salvation Army. Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Science Museum Oklahoma: accepting Work gloves, Gatorade, Bottled water, Canned goods, Diapers, Baby wipes,
Baby Formula. Donation times 9-5 Tuesday – Friday, 9-6 Saturday at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. 405.602.6664
Seminole Nation Tribal Complex: accepting water, non-perishable food, diapers, toiletries, blankets, work gloves, etc.
36645 Highway 270 in Wewoka (1/4 mile east of Highway Junction 270 and 56). 405.257.7200
Serendipity: partnering with the Salvation Army by collecting donations of water bottles, Gatorade, wipes, individually
wrapped snacks, hand sanitizer, diapers, baby formula, hand towels, work gloves, and sunscreen. 13813 North May in Oklahoma City. 405.752.0232
STAY AT HOME MOMS: Several stay at home moms collecting whatever you want to bring we will be dropping
it off at KFOR: 721 South 6th Street in Chickasha (405-222-8022)
St. Mary's Episcopal School - Childeren's books, diapers, water, stuffed animals. 405.341.9541
Summit Martial Arts: We are also having a fundraiser this Saturday, at noon for the disaster
relief fund. 12100 N. Rockwell Ave. Oklahoma City (405-728-0095)
Tinker Air Force Base Focusing on Baby items formula, diapers, wipes, etc.
Watonga Church of the Nazarene: accepting non-perishables, blankets, toothpaste, etc. today-Wednesday at 9:00 am at East Highway 33 in Watonga. 580.623.5325
Zimmer Radio Group: will have a truck/trailer located in their parking lot accepting donations. When one truck fills up,
it will be sent and bring in another one to fill. Location: 2702 East 32nd Street in Joplin, Missouri (417-624-1025)
Accepting All Items
50 Penn Place: Clear Channel station in 50 Penn Place will accept donations at the west entrance. N.W. 50th and Penn West entrance. 405.848.7588
Homes by Taber: 305 w Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City (405-507-5401)
Journey Church in Norman I-35 & Tecumseh in Norman
Kingdom Compassion: 6228 NW 39th Expy, Bethany
Memorial Road Church of Christ at 2221 East Memorial Road in Edmond (405-478-0166)
Net Church of Oklahoma City – donations at our location until 12 noon. Location: 2200 N Bryant, Oklahoma City (405-427-5600)
New Direction Ministries – 10109 N. Western Avenue (405-242-4692)
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Oak Tree Country Club. 405.340.1010
Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Oklahoma
Summit Middle School - Fill the bus. 405.340.2920
Victory Church Edmond - collecting items for Red Cross beginning 8:00 on Tuesday. 405.787.4200
Waterloo Road Baptist Church. 405.341.9024
Blood Donation Center
Oklahoma Blood Institute:
Donors to the Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in all metro-Oklahoma City hospitals and 140 others across the state.
Presently, OBI is seeking donors with the blood type O-Positive
Since there is no substitute for blood, the supply constantly needs to be replenished. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health
can generally donate blood. Those with O-negative and Rh-negative blood types are most needed.
Locations of donor centers and mobile blood drives can be found at www.obi.org.
Additionally, 10 casinos in the Oklahoma City metro area will host blood drives later this week:
•Riverwind Casino: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
•Lucky Star Casino, Concho: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday
•Sugar Creek Casino: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday
•FireLake Bowling Center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
•Grand Casino: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday
•Lucky Star Casino, Clinton: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday
•Remington Park Racetrack & Casino: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday
•Kickapoo Casino: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
•Newcastle Casino: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday
The Association of Oklahoma General Contractors can provide equipment cranes or equipment if needed. Contact Bobby Stem, AOGC, at (405)-520-1874.
City Rescue Mission has immediate shelter available. 800 W California. 405.232.2709. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 N.E. 5th St. Oklahoma City.
Graceway Baptist Church, located at 1100 S.W. 104th in Oklahoma City.
International Harvest Church open as a shelter 3000 N. Sante Fe. and N.W. 27th. They will provide water, shower and a place to stay.
Journey Church in Norman I-35 and Tecumseh Road is open as a shelter.
Life Church South OKC
New Life Bible Church at 4343 North Flood in Norman
Oakcrest Church of Christ at 1111 S.W. 89th Street in Moore.
Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee
Red Cross Shelters:
We currently have 4 shelters open at the following locations:
- St. Andrews Church, 2727 SW 119th Street, Oklahoma City
- Little Axe Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave. NE, Norman, OK 73026
- Carney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK 74832
- Shawnee High School Athletic Center, 1001 N. Kennedy, Shawnee, OK 74801
- Moore Community Center, 201 S Howard, Moore, OK
- Newcastle Storm Shelter, 851 N Carr, Newscastle
Resthaven Funeral Home on S.W. 104th and Western/Walker has water, bathrooms, and phones available for volunteers and victims.
Sonya Martinez owns a 125,000 sq ft building at 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City, and is offering services to anyone in need of shelter, food or prayer regarding this tornado.
Call Tinker Air Force Base to offer family housing or an RV that they can loan: 739.2747
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is open as an emergency shelter. It is located at 7301 S. Walker, just on the north side of I-240. Call (405)-517-4878 for information.
The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for displaced families. Call (405)-325-2511 for more information.
Victory Church, located 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.
The Warren Theater in Moore has been set up as a triage center for anyone who need to be treated for their injuries.
The Red Cross has set up a website for people who are looking for their families or friends in the areas hit by the tornado, just go to www.safeandwell.org. Shelter Finder App with the American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/shelter-finder-app
Animal Resource Center I-240 & I-35( 405.604.2892
Annie's Ruff House, Norman (dogs)
Benchmark Animal Hospital says any animals that have been affected by the tornado and need shelter or medical attention can call their hospital or drop off the animal for their staff to evaluate and treat them. They have a huge facility and can accommodate a significant amount of animals. They can be reached at (405)-547-8381.
Volunteers with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society are assisting with the transportation of injured animals. They are taking in as many displaced animals as they can, but their facilities are filling up fast. They need financial support to assist their efforts. You can make a donation online and designate it to their Disaster Relief Fund. Call their office at (405)-607-8991 to donate over the phone.
Edmond Animal Welfare (dogs, cats, small animals - limited space)
The Pet Owners Resource Center is posting information on their Facebook page about helping animals affected by the storm.
Tracy and Holly Porter told News 9 they have 60 acres with barns and pipe fencing just north of Seminole. Anyone needs somewhere to keep their cows and horses, call the Porters at (405)-777-6570 or (405)-921-0204.
A triage area for lost and injured pets have been set up at the Moore Home Depot.
Local Restaurants who are helping
Cafe Evoke - Cash sales donating to American Red Cross
Big Truck Tacos - 100% of sales donating to American Red Cross and Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
Pop's - donating 20% of sales
Mutt's Hotdogs- 100% of sales donating to American Red Cross and Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
Forward Foods- 20% of sales
The Central Pantry WILL be opened during the summer! Hours will be 9 to 5 Monday through Thursday and 9 to noon on Friday. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at 405.974.2621 or email@example.com OR stop by the office in NUC 212.