For those wanting to help regarding the wild fires, especially near Cushing, OK:
1) WARM BODIES: Love INC of Greater Cushing is looking for volunteers to work in the office and warehouse receiving and organizing donations at 203 W. Moses. Their goal is to operate from 9-4 every day, instead of only a few hours each week. Call (918) 225-1125 to volunteer your time.
2) GOODS DONATIONS: You can drop off household items at 203 W. Moses. Love INC is working with local fire departments, churches, the American Red Cross, and directly with victims to get supplies where they are needed. For a list of needs visit the Love INC of Greater Cushing FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134836895410/
3) MONETARY DONATIONS:
a) When Love INC cannot meet a specific need or item request, they can go out and purchase goods directly. They need funds to fulfill these requests. Call (918) 225-1125 or stop by 203 W. Moses to donate.
b) The Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is also taking donations to help local area victims and firefighters. To donate online visit http://www.tulsaredcross.org/redcross/ and click the DONATE tab.
If you are a victim of the wild fires or know someone who could use help from the American Red Cross, stop by the Senior Citizens Center at 203 E. Cherry in Cushing to start paperwork. The Red Cross shelter in Sand Springs is also open.
There are many, many churches and local groups stepping up to help, but I hope the list above provides others some direction in how and where to give.