As we continue to learn more about the impact the tornadoes in Oklahoma have had on families, homes and businesses, there are many ways the franchise industry can offer support to those most affected. The American Red Cross is already on the ground providing shelter and hot meals to those in Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding areas and there are various outlets for people to give their time or contribute to the recovery process that is already taking place.
How to help the community:
Red Cross of Central Oklahoma is asking people to donate by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give a $10 dollar donation that will automatically be applied to your next phone bill. The donation will go to those directly affected by the storms.
- The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has dispatched disaster response teams throughout the area and donations can be made through the following ways.
- The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.
- Donate by phone: (800) 725-2769
- Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok
Express Employment Professionals has created The Expressions of Hope Relief Program, which is managed by the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, to provide financial assistance to Express employees in times of need or emergencies like this. If you would like to donate to the Expressions of Hope Relief Program, please see below for one of two ways:
- Mail Checks
Payable to: Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
2932 NW 122nd Street Suite D
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
In the memo line include: Expressions of Hope
- Donate Online
You can donate to the fund online by visiting https://www.cfok.org/donate/. From the drop down menu, be sure to select the “Expressions of Hope Relief Program Fund” for the fund name.
If there is anything IFA can do for all affected by the storms, please let us know as we continue to keep everyone in Oklahoma in our hearts.