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How you can help the Oklahoma tornado victims

BERNIE, MO (KFVS) -

Hope International based in Bernie, Missouri is taking donations for relief efforts in Oklahoma.

They are looking for hygiene products such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and shampoo. They are also collecting bottled water and cots that will be sent to tornado victims in Oklahoma.

Along with the supplies they will be taking monetary donations at their 601 S. Walnut location in Bernie.

If you would like to help but cannot make it to Bernie, call (573) 293-HOPE and there are some local churches that may serve as drop off sites.

The truck of supplies will be leaving for Oklahoma on Thursday, May 23.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund so individuals can give specifically to support rebuilding after these events. Information on the fund be found here. Donations may be made through their website or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.

Debi Meeds, American Red Cross, Southern Missouri Regional CEO will be leaving for Oklahoma City first thing on Wednesday, May 22 to support the CEO in the Central and Western Oklahoma Region. Red Cross information can be found to the left.

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