Resources for Victims

A variety of resources are available for individuals that have been affected by the tornados. This list by no means covers every resource available and we do encourage you to call ahead and verify the availability of resources. Some resources may require a referral for services, please contact Human Resources if you are in need of a referral.

E-mail pr@occc.edu if you have an additional resource to add or know of any resources on this list that are no longer active.

HOUSING

The University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University have extended an offer to OCCC to house our displaced employees in their student housing. Contact Human Resources for a referral.

Little Axe Resource Center
1970 156th Ave. NE, Norman
364-7298

Carney Oklahoma Senior Center
301 E. Maple, Carney
865-2678

Shawnee High School Athletic Center
1001 N Kennedy, Shawnee
214-7130 or 275-3084

Moore Community Center
201 S Howard, Moore
793-5091

Newcastle Storm Shelter
851 N Carr, Newcastle
387-4594

Journey Church
3801 Journey Parkway Norman, OK
292-2500

Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University Shawnee
308-7336
Contact: Michael Burns, OBU Director of Residential Life

Fresh Start Community Church
309 N Eastern Ave. Moore
794-7313

City Rescue Mission
800 W California Ave.

Oakcrest Church of Christ
1111 SW 89
631-5534

Chabad Jewish Center of Oklahoma City
3000 W Hefner Road
286-0900

Victory Church
4300 N MacArthur
787-4200

University of Oklahoma
Walker Tower Center
1400 Asp Ave. Norman
325-2511

Trinity Church of the Nazarene
7301 S Walker Ave
632-3307

Graceway Baptist Church
1100 SW 104
691-1934

Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church
801 NE 5
235-6031

FOOD

The Christmas Connection

5728 S. May Ave. Oklahoma City

634-2006

*Referral Needed*

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is offering meals and snacks to affected residents at the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Resource located at 1970 156th Avenue NE.

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

The Christmas Connection

5728 S. May Ave. Oklahoma City

634-2006

*Referral Needed*

HEALTH

Dialysis for people without power

Fresenius Medical Care has set up a hotline at (800) 626-1297 for people who are on dialysis but are without power. Patients can call about local treatment options.

Free eye exams

Dr. Kenneth Guthrie, 13421 N Pennsylvania Ave., offering free eye exams for victims who lost glasses or contacts or had eye injuries. For information, call 753-9006. Also, Eyemart Express making and donating free glasses.

Vision Source will host an eye care clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28-31 at Graceway Baptist Church at 1100 SW 104. Glasses and contacts will be available at no charge to victims of the tornado. Victims should bring their badges that show they're tornado victims. Volunteers are organizing a variety of eye-related services for the event.

Variety Care will be replacing medications for anyone who has lost their home and meds. Please call 632-6688

Fulton EyeCare Center will be doing FREE Eye Exams and giving FREE glasses to all the victims affected in the tornados. Call 405-224-3937 to schedule your appointment today.

COUNSELING SERVICES

Immediate Crisis Counseling to Those Affected by the Tornado in Oklahoma
A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the violent storms that swept across Oklahoma. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is also available via SMS—text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals who provide confidential counseling, referrals to the closest crisis centers, and other needed support services. Call 1-800-985-5990

Personal counseling is available to students in Student Support Services located on the 1st floor of the main building near SEM Entry 3.

PETS

To find displaced animals, a website has been set up where found animals and their locations will be listed. Go online to www.Okclostpets.com.

Animal Resource Center is taking in stray pets.
7941 S I-35 Service Rd  (I-35 and Shields)
604-2892.

The Pet Food Pantry of OKC is offering dog food, cat food, leashes, collars, food bowls, etc to those in need. (405) 664-2858 www.petfoodpantryokc.org

A guide on how to save money on Pet Care.

ADDITIONAL HELP OFFERED

Bulk shopping and free power

Central Oklahoma Sam's Clubs are temporarily waiving membership requirements to support residents and communities affected in Monday's tornadoes. The clubs are also establishing free power stations so members of the community without power can recharge their mobile devices, laptop computers, and other electronic devices. Locations are: 3400 W Main in Norman, 5510 SW 5, 9000 NW Passage and 1900 Memorial in Oklahoma City, 6521 SE 29 in Midwest City.

Charging stations

Verizon Wireless is deploying multiple charging stations to central Oklahoma. Charging stations are equipped with emergency phones, Internet access, laptop computers and charging capability. Locations for these charging stations are: Red Cross Shelter located at 201 S Howard in Moore, Home Depot parking lot at SW 19 and Telephone Rd in Moore and Shawnee High School, 1001 N Kennedy Shawnee.

A 53-foot mobile support unit to for residents of Moore and surrounding areas will be located at the Red Cross Shelter located at 201 S Howard in Moore. This unit is equipped with emergency phones, charging stations and internet capability.

Preserving memories

If you find photographs in the debris after Monday's tornadoes, a website offers instructions on how best to preserve the photos. http://www.operationphotorescue.org/2012/11/saving-photos-after-hurricane-sandy. Also check out this lost-and-found Facebook page for missing items: https://www.facebook.com/MooreTornadoLostAndFound.

IBC Bank hotline

IBC Bank has established a telephone hotline as a resource for customers who were affected by the tornado. A team of executives and senior bankers will take customer inquiries at 841-8919 and will address each caller's situation on a case-by-case basis.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers a wealth of information that I hope you will find useful: