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Title: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: Tyronedeblanco on May 21, 2013, 04:02:30 PM
Anyone know a good low overhead- no overhead agency to donate to for the OK tornado relief?
Title: Re: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: Bonnieblue2A on May 21, 2013, 05:32:59 PM
Anyone know a good low overhead- no overhead agency to donate to for the OK tornado relief?

Heart to Heart International:
http://www.hearttoheart.org/

Glenn Beck's Mercury One
http://mercuryone.fundly.com/2013-midwest-tornado-relief

Title: Re: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: nitehawg on May 22, 2013, 06:54:55 AM
I second Mercury One  100% to disaster relief, 0% to administrative costs.
Title: Re: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: atglover on June 03, 2013, 03:23:19 PM
Look at Crossings Church (http://crossingsokc.org).  Everything that goes through them is zero overhead and 100% goes to the effort.
Title: Re: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: bdhutier on June 04, 2013, 04:01:49 PM
We give to Catholic Relief Services (http://www.catholicrelief.org/ (http://www.catholicrelief.org/)).  They have a 93% $-to-program rate, and they are pretty much guaranteed to be anywhere in the world where help is needed.
Title: Re: Looking for an OK tornado relief fund
Post by: MadBodger on July 24, 2013, 01:22:46 PM
It's been awhile now since two major tornadoes hit the OKC area, but there's still some severe needs in areas that got overlooked by media & some of the larger relief groups. The OKC Crisis Response Unit is a local group of mostly OKC area residents who are still, and have been on the ground since a few minutes after the Moore tornado & more recently the El Reno tornado. They're an autonomous faith based group chartered under the parent group of Crisis Response International, aka CRI. https://www.facebook.com/OKCCRU (https://www.facebook.com/OKCCRU)

I've trained with CRI in one of their week long national events a few years ago & know several of the awesome OKC folks personally. My business also donated emergency supplies to the group for the Moore relief effort. They're low overhead, high impact folks with more 'Go' than 'Show'. They meet every few weeks for training in disaster relief, ham radio training, etc. & also resilient lifestyle prepping techniques. Most recently they hosted some organic gardening classes, and caught the attention of the "Back to Eden" folks...

Here's a link to the article the Back to Eden folks just did regarding their involvement with OKC/CRU.http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/1/archives/07-2013/1.html (http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/1/archives/07-2013/1.html)