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Tornado Relief Efforts in Oklahoma and Across Nation

By: CBS News Email
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As the death toll rises for the massive tornado that hit Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon, some well-known relief agencies are jumping into action. There are many ways for those in Oklahoma and all over the country to help.

It important to note, however, that tragedy also unfortunately offers the opportunity for scams and charity fraud. The Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said there are 30 investigators in the field to help Oklahomans avoid scams and encouraged well-meaning volunteers and donors to use reputable charities.

Below is a list of trusted organizations assisting the relief effort in Oklahoma.

DonorsChoose.org

Here is the Donors Choose link to help teachers and students in Moore rebuild. Find them on Twitter: @DonorsChoose

Donorschoose.org

The Salvation Army

Here is a link to donate for the Salvation Army's tornado relief in Oklahoma

Salvation Army's Tornado Relief

The Red Cross

Here is a link to donate to the Red Cross' tornado relief in Oklahoma

Red Cross Oklahoma

Or use your cell phone to donate: Support #OKwx efforts - give online @SalvationArmyUSA.org or text "STORM" to 80888 2 make $10 donation #tornado

Let others know you're okay! Very critical in search & rescue efforts. #ok #okwx

Safe and Well Oklahoma

OU Sooners @UofOklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families! Call 405-325-2511

Google

Google Crisis Map

AmeriCares

Home page for AmeriCares organization

AmeriCares

Operation Blessing

The humanitarian organization is sending food and emergency relief supplies to Moore. They have coordinated more than 500 volunteers in the effort, including many from longtime partner, The Home Depot.

Donations are accepted online at www.ob.org and

Operation Blessing

Oklahoma Disaster Relief

Home page for Baptist Church's disaster relief

okdisasterhelp.com

Operation USA

The Los Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA is providing emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online at www.opusa.org, or by phone at 1.800.678.7255

Operation USA

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