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All known Troth members and extended heathen folk in Oklahoma have been accounted for and we are now regrouping and figuring out how to best help those in need. No one has suffered injuries or loss of property. There have been no reports of harm to extended family either.
Access to the affected areas is limited and local crews are asking for those wishing to extend their help to start with monetary donations and if within distance of a drop off point to offer assistance through donations of requested items for those who have been displaced.
Central Corridor Heathens has started a collection, which can be accessed here:
Text based monetary donations can be made here:
TEXT BASED DONATION INFORMATION: STORM to 80888 for The Salvation Army USA. REDCROSS to 90999 for Red cross, or FOOD to 32333 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Each text is for $10 charged to your phone bill.
For those in Oklahoma and surrounding areas Admiral Express is accepting donation of the following items only at these drop off points to be delivered to relief sites throughout Oklahoma:
- Bottled Water
- Work Gloves
- Heavy Duty Rakes
- Heavy Duty Trash Bags
- Wheel Barrows
- Wet Wipes
- Individually wrapped snacks
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sun Screen
1823 N Yellowwood Ave, Broken Arrow, OK
4020 Will Rodgers Pkwy, Oklahoma City, OK
1122 N Illinois Ave, Joplin, MO
1794-5 N Woodview, Nixa MO
855 Clayton St Suite B, Springdale AR
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well.
The Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest that were impacted by tornadoes. Make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you're sending a check make sure you put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK. 73157.
Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA announced its providing emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested.
Samaritan's Purse, which provided relief to residents of Moore after the devastating tornado in 1999, deployed two Disaster Relief Units from their North Carolina headquarters before dawn on Tuesday. One will be based in Moore, and the other in Shawnee. Samaritan's Purse is looking for volunteers to help with the relief effort. You can donate online or by phone at 1-800-528-1980. To give by mail, please send donations to: Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.
Save the Children
Save the Children is mobilizing staff to provide support, relief and recovery services to communities and families in Oklahoma. The organization is prepared to deploy their Child Friendly Space kits in shelters, creating safe play areas for kids. They are also ready to deploy infant and toddler hygiene materials to support young children displaced from their homes. Text TWISTER to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children and help the response effort. You can donate online or call 1-800-728-3843.
Operation Blessing International
Operation Blessing International, a Virginia-based humanitarian group, is deploying to Moore, after working on tornado relief in Granbury, Texas, following last week's storm there. A caravan of OBI emergency equipment was sent to Moore, including a construction unit, mobile command center, trucks full of tools and supplies, and a team of construction foremen. You can donate to the group online or donate by phone at 1-800-730-2537.
Trothmoot2012 was fantastic! Elders Dianne Ross, Jim Chisholm, Diana Paxson, KveldulfR, Freya Aswynn and William Bainbridge joined us at heathen-friendly Camp Netimus in Pennsylvania. Nest year's Trothmoot will take place on the West Coast. Please see our “Trothmoot” page for more information - Click Here
Introducing our new Troth Pin! Our beautiful Troth logo is now available as a high quality cloissoné pin. Identify yourself as a proud member of one of the longest-standing heathen organizations in the world by wearing this lovely piece of jewelry. For ordering information, go to the “Trothmoot” page of this website. Click Here
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