Friends, this will not be a light and happy post today. I’m sure you’ve all heard the horrific news about the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma that affected so many yesterday. I can’t believe the images that I’m seeing on the news, and my heart is broken for the victims.
I’ve been an Oklahoman my entire life, and, thought sometimes I have a contentious relationship with my state, I feel it very keenly when it’s hurting. Growing up here, we learn early what tornadoes can do, and we always keep a very close eye on the skies from March to June. Yesterday is every Oklahoman’s worst fears come to life. Thankfully, all of my loved ones in the Moore area are safe and accounted for today, but the same cannot be said for so many.
Already we’re seeing local organizations mobilizing support for those affected. For those of you not in our area, but would like to help, the following is a list of several organizations that could desperately use your donations.
These are the three biggest organizations on the ground. However, there are several more working diligently. For more information on some of the other ways to get involved, please see the full list here.
Please remember and pray for the victims today, and hug your loved ones a little closer.