I was going to do a Wednesday Wordless today because I hadn’t done one in a few weeks, but with everything that happened a few days ago, I feel like this post was the better option.
On Monday while I was blogging, I saw a post on Facebook about an EF4 Tornado in Oklahoma City and the local NBC station was covering it. I thought I would click on the video and just get a glimpse of it; three-four hours later I continued to watch the horribleness that I was seeing. It was honestly nothing like I’ve ever seen before. I’ve lived on Ohio my whole life, so this isn’t exactly something that we worry about, so I can’t even imagine what the feeling was like for those in OKC. My parents used to live in Tornado Alley when dad was in the Air Force in Altus, OK, so I have heard stories, but to actually watch what I did on Monday, I still can’t believe it.
Thoughts are DEFINITELY going out to all those affected by this “monster.”
When events like this happen, we instantly want to do something. Anything. If you’re local, there are many different organizations and police departments accepting donations. Here are some ways that you can help:
Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10.00 to the Salvation Army.
Follow @salvationarmyUS on Twitter for updates.
Text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10.00 to the OKC Food Bank.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma City; follow @rfbo on Twitter for updates.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross.
Follow @redcross on Twitter for updates.