Oklahoma City tornado: How you can help

Oklahoma City tornado: How you can help

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Use the links below to help the Oklahoma City tornado relief efforts. Use the links below to help the Oklahoma City tornado relief efforts.
(WJBK) -

Many viewers have called FOX 2 asking how they can help after a monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with winds up to 200 mph.

The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people.

The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.

If you'd like to help rescue and relief efforts, use the information below:

Draw Buckets
Back in Southeast Michigan, a disaster relief team known as Draw Buckets plans to head to Oklahoma City this week to help search and rescue efforts and provide buckets filled with repair materials, cleaning supplies, toiletries, bedding and much more. If you'd like to fill a bucket of your own, log on to drawbuckets.org.

Red Cross
The Red Cross is asking those interested in donating to relief efforts to text REDCROSS to 90999 or log on to RedCross.org.

Salvation Army
Donate online at donate.salvationarmyusa.org or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army's relief efforts or make a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Operation USA
This Los Angeles-based international relief agency provides emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations. Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1.800.678.7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Text AID to 50555 and donate $10 to Operation USA's disaster relief efforts.

We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

- The Associated Press contributed to this story

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