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Update from Oklahoma: How You Can Continue to Help Tornado Survivors

Airman 1st Class Tracy Barnhill, of the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Maintenance Group, surveys the damage to her mother’s house after a devastating tornado hit the homes of those living in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mark Hybers)

While recovery operations continue in Moore, Okla., after one of the worst and deadliest tornadoes on record, relief efforts are still underway. The Oklahoma State AFL-CIO and central labor council community service liaisons are working through the United Way.  

The United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund. Information on the fund can be found at Donations may be made through its website or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, with notation for May Tornado Relief.

If you're in Oklahoma and need assistance, you can call the OKC HeartLine 2-1-1 (877-362-1606). Find more info on 2-1-1 here

Currently the Oklahoma State AFL-CIO is asking every local union (affiliated or not) to forward them the following information of any union member affected by the storms of the last few days:   

    Local Union:
    Home Address (Even if it was destroyed):
    Contact Phone Number:
    Immediate Needs:

Please send the above information to

The Oklahoma State AFL-CIO will compile a database so to ensure their members' immediate needs are taken care of now, as well as in weeks to come.

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