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Oklahomans Head South To Help Hurricane Matthew Victims

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With Florida bracing for Hurricane Matthew, Oklahomans are jumping in to help. With Florida bracing for Hurricane Matthew, Oklahomans are jumping in to help.
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With Florida bracing for Hurricane Matthew, Oklahomans are jumping in to help.

News 9 told you about an OG&E crew headed out Thursday. Now, several local groups are also flying south to assist with disaster relief, including people from the Salvation Army.

A handful of people from the Salvation Army are already in Florida. News 9 spoke to the local Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator. So far, about a dozen people from the Arkansas-Oklahoma area are going to Florida. And it could be more depending on the severity of the damage from Hurricane Matthew.

The crews from Oklahoma’s Salvation Army say they will set up in Georgia to support shelters, case management, social services, and feeding those in need.

“In Oklahoma, we know the impact that storms can have and you know devastation that it can cause and so for us to be ready to give when it's asked for is important,” said Kenny Kelly, Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator for Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

Kelly said the best way to help is to donate money. That way food and supplies can be bought in the Florida area and be used immediately.

The Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross are also headed south.

For more information on how you can help click on the links below:

Salvation Army

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

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