The following is from Merrilee White, Director of Emergency Management & Volunteer Services, Volunteer Florida
Please share with your networks that OK has been overwhelmed with unneeded donated goods and has requested our help in stemming the tide. If you hear of local drives for food, clothing or other donated goods, please advise the organizers NOT to send additional donated goods into Oklahoma. Instead of sending goods, several more helpful options are suggested:
· Selling collected items and donating the cash to Oklahoma’s OK STRONG Disaster Relief Fund
· Donating non-food items to local thrift stores or other nonprofits
· Donating food to local food banks, which might ultimately benefit OK via the Feeding America network, IF food is needed
Please help the Moore, OK relief effort by sharing this message widely!