A money donation is the best way to help Oklahoma tornado victims

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If you’re looking to lend a hand to residents ravaged by the tornado in Oklahoma, there are a number of organizations that could use your help.

Kathy Smyser with the American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania, says donating money is the number one thing you can do.

“Asking people if they can text Red Cross to 90999 and a $10 contribution will be put on their cell phone bill and that will go to the relief effort,” says Smyser.

The relief effort includes shelter and food.

Organizations such as the Salvation Army, Operation USA and Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief also have donation text messaging set up.  If you do not want to text your donation, you can always make a donation by telephone or online to help those in need.

Also keep in mind, Central PA Red Cross chapters are not sending anyone to Oklahoma at this time.  Chapters closest to the devastation are helping out now.  If and when the need’s determined, outreach will move in from further away.