State and local relief efforts are still under way to help tornado victims in Moore, Okla.
Kansas emergency management officials have recommended that anyone wishing to contribute to the efforts give cash rather than goods.
Kansans should contact disaster-relief organizations of their choice, such as the American Red Cross ( www.redcross.org), Salvation Army ( www.salvationarmyusa.org) or United Way ( www.unitedway.org) or local organizations to find out how they can help.
Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, adjutant general and director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, said that people who want to volunteer their time and services should go through official channels rather than act on their own.
A number of state and local businesses organizations are offering ways to help: Most suggest donating money, but some are asking for goods that they plan to deliver to Oklahoma.
People also may text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone. Respond with the word “Yes” to confirm a gift.
Checks should be designated to “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” and be mailed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
A team of ministers and volunteers from the Salvation Army Kansas and Western Missouri Division left Tuesday to provide spiritual and emotional care to survivors, first responders and the Moore community.
Donations may be made by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (733-276-2767), or by visiting redcross.org.
People also may text “redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Donations also may be sent or delivered to the Red Cross office in Wichita, 1900 E. Douglas, 67214.
Checks may be designated for “Oklahoma Spring Storms 2013” or “Disaster Relief.”
The organization said that no administrative fees will be charged, and 100 percent of each gift will go to disaster recovery assistance.GracePoint Church www.gracepointchurch.tv
A delegation of church leaders and volunteers planned to take a truckload of supplies donated at the church, where they will work with local churches to help survivors.Star Lumber and DalTile & Stone
Donations may be dropped off at the DalTile Warehouse, 2012 S. Edwards; Star Lumber West, 325 S. West St.; or Star Lumber East, 2621 N. Greenwich Road.Clinic in a Can
The organization accepted donations of new medical wound-care supplies through Audacity Church on Tuesday. It plans to deliver the supplies to the clinic in Moore on Wednesday.
For more information, call 316-262-0953 or visit www.clinicinacan.org.Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
Drop-off hours at Keller Williams are Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 7 a.m. to noon. Drop-offs may be made on the west side at the Flying Moose, 9223 W. Kellogg..CrossFit Wichita Wichita Softball
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 Eunice St., El Dorado.
To donate, text "Outreach" to (641) 243-4341 on a mobile phone, or visit www.outreachprogram.org
For more information, or to volunteer for the event, email email@example.com., or call or text Isaac McNary (316) 461-0512.
Dillons, which is partnering with the Red Cross and KAKE News, is offering three ways to make a donation: Customers may round up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar at the check-stand, make a $5 or $10 donation, which will added to the grocery order at the check-stand, or donate any change or bills at check-stand coin boxes
Kroger Family of Stores will match contributions up to $50,000.
Gorges also has organized a donation drive with other businesses, and will take donated items to Moore. Drop-off sites include KCTU-TV, 2100 E. Douglas; Planet Fitness locations at Central and Woodlawn, 21st Street North. and Amidon, and 23rd Street North and Maize Rd.; Tipsy Cakes, 215 S. Shefford Ct.; Andover Baptist Church, 1043 S. Andover Rd., and Creative Paradise, 415 Industrial Park, Goddard.
Gorges is asking for clean-up supplies such trash bags, trash containers and shovels.
Gorges offers free pick-up service for those with items to donate who can’t get to the drop-off sites. Call 316 695- 2201, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit doppsonline.com to find the drop-off locations and lists of other items to donate.
Contributing: Matt Riedl, Kelsey Ryan and Brent Wistrom of The Eagle