How to Help with Flooding Relief

The situation with flooding and severe weather in the Tulsa and surrounding areas continues to unfold and specific needs are not yet fully known. But there are ways you can help and many local organizations responding.

Check the Tulsa Area United Way Facebook page for more info on flood response in the Tulsa area.

Where to donate money or items:

Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund
Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) have established the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations which are providing services and support to residents of eastern Oklahoma affected by recent weather related flooding and tornadic storms. Visit www.tulsacf.org/2019storms to donate.  

Donate to Sand Springs Community Services
There are certain items that SSCS has increasing requests for following weather related emergencies: trash bags, gloves, cleaning supplies, sponges, paper towels, toilet paper, and bottled water. 

Sand Springs Community Services is located at 114 W. 4th St. in Sand Springs. Visit their website at www.sscsok.org for more contact information.

Donate to Tulsa Dream Center
Tulsa Dream Center will serve as a disaster relief center for those in the region who are suffering as a result of the ongoing tornado damage and catastrophic flooding. Email aj@tulsadreamcenter.org for specific donation items needed. 

If You Want to Volunteer...

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Those who would like to volunteer can go to the Food Bank’s volunteer page at http://www.okfoodbank.org/volunteer/ or call 918-585-2800. For anyone who would like to host a food and fund drive, contact Anushka Raje at araje@okfoodbank.org, or call the Food Bank at 918-585-2800.  Should you like to assist with the Food Bank's Disaster Food Box distribution, Click here for a list of items that make up a Disaster Food Box.

American red cross

American Red Cross needs long-term volunteers. Check out their website to learn more.

American Red Cross of Oklahoma website 

Samaritan's Purse
To sign up with Samaritan's Purse call 918-257-1463 or visit spvolunteer.org and click "Tulsa, OK Flood Response"

Volunteer Briefings to be held at
Church That Matters
3 West 41st Street
Sand Springs, OK 74063

River Parks
Click here to sign up to volunteer to help clean up miles of the River Parks and to help restore it. 

Tulsa World resource page for ways to help.

DIAL 211 for all other volunteer information.


If You Need Assistance...

Call 2-1-1 
2-1-1 can assess your needs and connect you with the right place to help.

To apply for disaster assistance
Individuals and business owners may call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov. FEMA will also have Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams on site in Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Okmulgee, Payne, Pottawatomie, and Sequoyah counties to help people register for FEMA aid. 

American Red Cross
1-800-RED-CROSS or click here for the Red Cross of Oklahoma website.

Tulsa World list of resources
Click here to access a list of resources of all kinds compiled by the Tulsa World.

For daily summaries of damage, closures and local reports, go to apps.ok.gov/OEM.

The Small Business Administration is ready to assist people whose businesses or homes have been damaged by the tornadoes or floods. People can apply in person at Langston University at 914 N. Greenwood, Rm 203 for assistance.

Upcoming Events

Agency Tour of LIFE Senior Services

Agency Tour of Caring Community Friends

Agency Tour of the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

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