Disaster Update: Wildfires in Oklahoma

Disaster Update

Oklahoma

  • The Red Cross has recorded more than 230 overnight stays in shelters since the disaster response began in Oklahoma, served
  • More than 1,900 meals and provided more than 11,500 snacks in this disaster response.
  • Nearly 150 Red Cross volunteers have deployed to provide relief to families across the state who have been affected by the fires.
  • Four multi-agency resource centers, where people can connect with organizations prepared to lend assistance, are open in Mannford, Glencoe, Noble and Luther.

MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER:
A Multi-Agency Resource Center will open Tuesday in Mannford to assist those affected by the grass fires.
Representatives from a number of agencies that are pepared to offer assistance will be available to meet with residents.

The center will be located at Lake Church, 35903 Hwy. 51 and will be open at the following times:

Wednesday: Noon-7:00pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: Hours to be determined

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT:
Red Cross damage assessment teams canvassed the affected areas of Creek County today and reported 209 homes destroyed.

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

Mannford, OK
First United Methodist Church
100 E. Greenwood Ave.

Cushing, OK
Cushing Senior Center
203 E. 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.redcross.org

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.

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