Fundraisers have been set up to assist those affected by recent storms and flooding.
Disaster Relief Fund
The Tulsa Community Foundation and the Tulsa Area United Way have established the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations that are providing services and support to residents of eastern Oklahoma affected by recent flooding and tornadic storms. Donations to the fund will assist with mid- and long-term recovery needs.
Donations can be made securely at TulsaCF.org/2019storms. Checks should be made payable to Tulsa Community Foundation and should include “Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma” on the memo line. Mail checks to Tulsa Community Foundation, 7030 S. Yale Ave., Suite 600, Tulsa, OK 74136. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Once funds are collected, the Tulsa Community Foundation will work with the Tulsa Area United Way to receive grant applications from agencies that have provided direct services to victims. Both organizations will assure that grants are made to legitimate service organizations.
American Red Cross
You can help by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Call, click or text to give. Call 1-800 RED CROSS, visit redcross.org or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Philbrook Museum Community Supply Drive
Philbrook Museum has teamed up with Sand Springs Community Services to collect essential items for those affected by rising floodwaters. Bring supplies to the main Philbrook location, 2727 S. Rockford Ave., through June 1 and get free museum admission.
Items needed: Trash bags, gloves (latex type and/or work gloves), face masks, Magic Erasers or sponges, toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and cleaning supplies.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by flooding and several rounds of damaging storms this past week. We would love to extend a discounted rate to anyone who has had to evacuate their homes.”
Call 918-582-6296 for a special offer of $109 (standard king), $129 (doubles) and $149 (suites). Availability is limited, and some restrictions may apply.
Quality Inn Tulsa — Downtown West
The Quality Inn Tulsa — Downtown West is offering rooms for a $60 rate, and they are also making an exemption for pets for flood victims. To qualify, people must show their ID with an address of a location that is affected by the storm or flood damage.
Temporary pet shelter
Residents who are unable to evacuate with their pets can drop them off from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at a temporary shelter at the south entrance of the Expo Square Pavilion, 17th Street and Louisville Avenue.
This shelter is a cooperative effort by Tulsa Animal Welfare, the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps and H.E.A.R.T — the Humane Emergency Animal Response Team. They are accepting donations of dog food, blankets and towels to Tulsa Animal Welfare at the Pavilion and at the Humane Society of Tulsa.
Helping farmers and ranchers
Hay donations are needed to assist Oklahoma farmers and ranchers after the recent statewide flooding disaster. These donations are currently being accepted at the Muskogee County Fairgrounds, located at 1444 S. Cherokee St. in Muskogee. For questions or more information, contact Rowdy Fewel at 918-261-6800.
A flood relief fund has been set up through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation for Oklahoma ranchers affected by the ongoing flooding across the state. One hundred percent of the donated funds will be distributed to the affected ranchers. Donate at okcattlemen.org/flood-relief-fund.
Fundraiser for damaged farms in Rose
The Tulsa Farmers Market is fundraising on behalf of farmers who sustained damage in the recent storms. Thao Farms and Christine Farms in Rose were in the path of a tornado Monday. The farmers sell at the Cherry Street and Brookside farmers markets. They lost growing facilities and crops in the storm, and the Tulsa Farmers Market has created a gofundme.com campaign to assist them.
Mazzio’s to donate half of buffet proceeds
Mazzio’s is hosting a weeklong fundraiser for the Tulsa Area United Way’s May Tornado and Flood Relief Fund. The money raised will go to support TAUW partner agencies in providing relief to those affected by the disaster.
Mazzio’s will be donating 50% of proceeds from the lunch buffet and Tuesday night dinner buffet May 27–31. Mazzio’s lunch buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the Tuesday night buffet is available 5-8 p.m. The offer is available at all participating Tulsa-area Mazzio’s locations.
Cellphone accessories available
To ensure that customers can continue to use their cellphones as needed, U.S. Cellular has removed speed caps and is waiving overage and late fees for customers in select Oklahoma counties that have been affected by storms. U.S. Cellular also donated $5,000 to local American Red Cross efforts. Customers are also able to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief efforts by texting “Redcross” to 90999 and replying “Yes.” The charge will be added to their bill.
The following U.S. Cellular store locations are providing free phone chargers, portable battery packs, internet access and charging stations for those affected by the storms: 7370 S. Olympia Ave., Tulsa; 8022 E. 101st St., Tulsa; B&B Digital, 210 W. Rogers Blvd., Skiatook; Premier Locations, 2311 N. Main St., Miami; 2130 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City; and 113 Steve Berry Blvd., Pryor.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.