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Oklahoma Victim Assistance

The team at a mountain relief organization gets ready to send volunteers and supplies to help the tornado victims.

Hearts with Hands in Asheville is mobilizing volunteers and truck drivers to haul supplies and shelter to the Oklahoma City area.

They use trucks like this one to buy supplies and accept donations for the trip.

This morning, they prepared pallets of water to be loaded onto the hearts with hands trucks.

Volunteers will come in later today to start packing boxes of food and personal hygiene supplies for families who were made homeless by the tornado.

In any disaster, Hearts with Hands must first establish contact with disaster agencies, who will assign a place for them to set up a distribution center for the supplies people in the mountains and Upstate donate.

They are using the internet and text messaging to allow people to contribute money.

Chris Plummer, Hearts with Hands, "usually in a disaster situation we have a lot of people either go buy a lot of items and bring them to us, there's an easier way for them to do that, as far as saving them a trip to the store, we can take donations, and through those donations, we can take that $10 donation and wind up getting $15 worth of products, so that makes the dollar go further."

People are still welcome to drop donations of water, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies here at their location on sand hill road.

You can call Hearts with Hands, donate online, or use the text number to give ten dollars for supplies, just text "HWH" to 80888.

For more ways on how you can help, click here.

 



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