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To those affected by the May tornadoes and floods:
In an effort to coordinate recovery services effectively, the following phone number is the point of contact to centralize and process the needs of those affected by the storms that occurred May 19-31. If you are in need of assistance or know of someone in need, please call:
The nonprofit community in collaboration with city and state leaders will continue to meet the needs of those communities affected by the May tornadoes and floods through coordinated case management called the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project.
The next phase of recovery involves case management efforts where individuals and families in need are assigned a case manager from one of five participating nonprofit agencies providing these services. The communities impacted by the storms were assigned long-term recovery committees to oversee the case management and the long-term recovery needs for that particular area. The collaborative services provided by the case management and other nonprofit organizations will offer recovery assistance in all areas affected by the storms that occurred May 19-31.
United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Fund Update:
We are committed to financial transparency and accountability. We will continue to keep the public updated as progress toward the recovery advances and funds are disbursed.
- To date, the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund has received approximately $15.6 million in pledges and donations.
- To date, United Way of Central Oklahoma has disbursed approximately $8.4 million toward the relief efforts. The types of needs met by these funds included mental health and trauma counseling for adults and children, debriefing for first responders, restored the space used for counseling children impacted by the disaster, and the immediate needs as requested and verified by our Partner Agencies and collaborating non-partner agencies. Long term and unmet needs are being served through the case management process called the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project.
- To date, the Oklahoma Strong Disaster Relief Fund has raised approximately $4.5 million. Governor Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, has established this fund to assist with the long-term needs of victims devastated by the May tornadoes.
United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies and collaborating non-partner agencies that are actively engaged in the disaster recovery. Agencies must clearly prove services provided and demonstrate need for financial support. Organizations that receive United Way disaster fund assistance will be evaluated and held strictly accountable. The May Tornadoes Relief Fund will serve the immediate, intermediate, and long-term needs of those impacted by the storms occurring May 19-31.
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