Oklahoma Wildfire Evacuees Find Refuge At Red Cross Shelters


Monday, August 6th 2012, 1:00 pm
By: Dee Duren


Oklahomans are feeding the hungry at Tulsa Area Red Cross shelters following the weekend's devastating wildfires.

The Sand Springs Shelter at 101 West 38th Street is feeding about 150 in-house and sending out about 1,000 meals, according to Pastor Don Tabberer of the Sand Springs First Methodist Church.

"It's a huge food effort," he said Monday morning. Red Cross and the Southern Baptist Disaster Response Team are in place in Sand Springs.

8/6/2012 Related Story: Sand Springs Church Becomes Donation Central For Wildfire Victims 

People who have had losses in the fires can come in and sign up for financial and relocation assistance from the Red Cross.

"We're offering overnight housing for as long as it's needed," Tabberer said.

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Red Cross shelters remain open in the following locations for families and individuals displaced by the grass fires:

Sand Springs

United Methodist Church Family Life Center
101 West 38th Street

Cushing 

Cushing Senior Center
203 East Cherry

Lexington, OK

Slaughterville First Baptist Church
10101 60th Street

HOW TO HELP:

Those wishing to help people impacted by these wildfires and other disasters can make a financial donation to the Red Cross.

Online:
 www.okredcross.org, click on the "Donate" tab

By mail:
American Red Cross – Tulsa Area Chapter
Dept. 995
Tulsa, OK 74182 

By text:
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Charges will appear on cell phone bill; regular fees may apply.