Community Foundation of New Jersey

Lending a Hand to Oklahoma

May 22, 2013

The massive tornado that recently ripped through parts of Oklahoma has caused devastation not unlike what New Jersey saw after Hurricane Sandy. Given outpouring of generosity to help New Jersey rebuild, it is now our turn to help our friends in Oklahoma being the long process of recovery.

Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund

To assist with intermediate and long-term recovery efforts, you can make a gift to the Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund.  Established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in May 1999, the fund will direct 100 percent of gifts to assist with the needs of those impacted by the storms.  Gifts to the Community Emergency Fund will be directed to nonprofit organizations who are providing immediate, direct assistance to those impacted by the May 20th tornado.

Contributions to the Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund or Community Emergency Fund may be sent to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101-1146. To make an online gift visit www.occf.org/tornadorecoveryfund.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma is accepting monetary contribtuions that will go straight to help those in need, providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters. Click here for more information.