Oklahoma Tornado: How You Can Help

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A massive mile-wide tornado ripped through Oklahoma on Monday and killed nearly 24 people. Homes, businesses, and schools were left in ruins, especially in the hardest hit suburb of Moore.

According to NBC News, the death toll was lowered from an earlier figure of 51. Officials added to The Daily News that they expect the death toll to rise by 40 or more bodies as rescue crews continue searching for survivors. Hospitals in the area reported at least 145 people injured, 70 of them children.

“My neighborhood is gone. It’s flattened. Demolished. The street is gone. The next block over, it’s in pieces,” said survivor Kelcy Trowbridge to The New York Times.

You can help by making a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund or visit your nearest branch and give blood. You can also text "redcross" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or donate to the regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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