Disaster Update: Oklahoma Fires

• Over 250 overnight stays have been recorded at the shelters that have been operational during this disaster.

• Over 32,000 meals, snacks and bottles of water have been served to date.

• Bulk distribution of rakes, shovels, sifter boxes and dust masks is happening across the affected area as needed. Teams are in the field as well as at the Resource Centers. Over 300 comfort kits and other bulk items have been distributed to date.

Disaster Assessment teams are working out the final numbers of affected. Our current message on this is as follows: Red Cross teams are still out in the affected areas doing damage assessment. Some areas are still unsafe for our teams to enter thus; the number of affected is still unconfirmed. We do know that over 300 homes across the state have been affected and we are working with people as they come into the Resource Centers, and through outreach, to determine needs on an individual basis. Support continues across the state to address emergency needs through the provision of shelter, food and water. Support for the Firefighters and Emergency personnel continue in the field as well.

1 Shelter remains open at:
Mannford, OK
First United Methodist Church
100 E. Greenwood Ave.

Lexington Shelter is Now Closed! – Slaughterville Baptist Church
The Shelter in Cushing is now closed and remains on standby –
Cushing Senior Center, 203 E. Cherry

3 Resource Centers are open with partner agencies:
Glencoe – Payne County
United Methodist Church
113 South Perry Avenue, Glencoe, OK
Hours: Tuesday August 7, 12-8
Wed-Fri, 10-7

Noble – Cleveland County
12 Points Baptist Church
15601 East Etowah Road,
Noble, OK
Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Mannford – Creek County
First United Methodist Church
100 E. Greenwood Ave.
Mannford, OK – Opens today at 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Fri-Sun 10:00am – 7:00 pm

Luther Resource Center is now closed and in OUTREACH mode – Oklahoma County

•If someone calls needing assistance, please take down all their information and then call our 24 Hour Emergency Line 1-800-494-0275 with this information.

• OK State Insurance Consumer Assistance Line is 1-800-522-0071 – all clients encouraged to call.

• Disaster Assessment continues in areas that our teams are able to enter safely.

• Financial donations to Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org click make a donation. Text REDCROSS to 90999 for $10 donation, Call – 1-800-REDCROSS

• Financial donations allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of people in a disaster because we can purchase the items specifically needed. It would be far more expensive for us to receive donated goods, sort them, warehouse them and transport them. Financial donations are much more cost-effective. And when possible, we purchase needed items in or close to the affected communities, helping to contribute to an area’s financial recovery as well.

• Material donations are being accepted at – by town:
Bristow – Flip’ Out
Bristow – First Baptist Church
Drumright – Drumright Assembly of God
Drumright – Olive First Baptist Church
Mannford – Life Lake Church – Hwy 48/Hwy 51
Mounds – Mounds Gym
Owasso – WaterStone Cleaners – taking donations of diapers, baby wipes, fruit, sheets/blankets, shoes, clothing, toiletries
Sand Springs – Sand Springs United Methodist Church, 319 N. Main (4th and Main) taking donations of clothing, toiletries, water, paper goods, per-packaged food and snacks, baby items
Tulsa – Dennis R. Neill Center for Equality, 621 E 4th St. – accepting ice and dog food
Tulsa – Salvation Army 924 S. Hudson – accepting water and hydrating beverages

• Hay assistance -Farmers and ranchers needing assistance with hay contact their local extension or visit Oklahoma Dept. of Ag’s website to view hay directories.

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