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EMERGENCY: Oklahoma Tornado
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4 Years running
We are asking for your help on behalf of the children of Oklahoma.

As you know friend, a major tornado ripped through the Moore, Oklahoma, area yesterday, killing at least 51 people and leaving devastation and despair in its path. At least 20 ...
We are asking for your help on behalf of the children of Oklahoma.

As you know friend, a major tornado ripped through the Moore, Oklahoma, area yesterday, killing at least 51 people and leaving devastation and despair in its path. At least 20 children are reported to be among the dead, including those killed at two elementary schools in the tornado’s direct path.

Entire neighborhoods in Moore were devastated and homes obliterated. Storm damage was also reported elsewhere in Cleveland County where Moore is located, as well as in McClain County and Oklahoma County.

We know from experience that, after a disaster like this, children are always among the most vulnerable as the adults around them struggle to come to terms with the loss of homes, possessions and livelihoods.

It is our job to make sure the needs of those children are not overlooked – and we need your help to make that happen.
• In the wake of this emergency, we are reaching out to the children of Moore right now. We are making sure shelters are equipped to handle their unique needs and helping deliver necessary supplies.
• We are also setting up our proven Child Friendly Spaces where girls and boys can take part in supervised activities and play that offer relief from stress and fear. This helps adults too. Parents are free to do what they must to come to grips with the storm’s devastation, knowing that their children are safe and cared for.
• Over the next days and weeks, we will seek to work hand in hand with families, communities and partners to strengthen communities in Oklahoma, building resilience and the ability to protect children when disasters like the tornadoes strike.

The NOAA,* issues official tornado warnings only an average of 13 minutes – or less – in advance of a strike. In Moore, this left families little time to do anything but seek shelter before their homes were torn apart and their possessions scattered to the wind.

The children of Moore could be your children, or mine. Please open your heart to these boys and girls and give now to our U.S. Emergencies Fund.

Thank you,

Carolyn Miles
President & CEO

* National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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