Red Cross, Churches Open Shelters Metro For Tornado Victims

Several shelters have been set up in the Oklahoma City metro area for anyone seeking help, after a massive tornado ripped across Moore Monday afternoon.

Monday, May 20th 2013, 6:42 pm

By: News 9

Several shelters have been set up in the Oklahoma City metro area for anyone seeking help, after a massive tornado ripped across Moore Monday afternoon.

The powerful tornado first touched down in Newcastle and churned toward Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. At least three people have been killed and multiple injuries have been reported.

5/20/2013 Related Story: Massive Deadly Tornado Rips Across Moore, Hits Elementary School, Shuts Down I-35

Red Cross shelters are open at the following sites:

St. Andrews United Methodist
2727 SW 119

Moore community center
201 S Howard

Carney Senior Center
301 E Maple

Little Axe Resource Center
1970 156th Ave. NE

Shawnee Athletic Center
Shawnee High School
1001 North Kennedy

Newcastle Storm Shelter
851 N Carr

Here's a list of churches that opened their doors to anyone seeking shelter following the tornado,

Graceway Baptist Church, located at 1100 S.W. 104th in Oklahoma City.

Oakcrest Church of Christ at 1111 S.W. 89th Street in Moore.

Victory Church, located 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.

Journey Church in Norman I-35 and Tecumseh Road is open as a shelter.

Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 N.E. 5th St. Oklahoma City.

St. Andrews Church, located at S.W. 119th and May.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene is open as an emergency shelter. It is located at 7301 S. Walker, just on the north side of I-240. Call (405)-517-4878 for information.

Church International Harvest Church open as a shelter 3000 N. Sante Fe. and N.W. 27th. They will provide water, shower and a place to stay.

New Life Bible Church at 4343 North Flood in Norman.

Other shelters open for tornado victims:

The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for displaced families. Call (405)-325-2511 for more information.

A triage center has been set up at the Warren Theater in Moore for anyone who need to be treated for their injuries.

Tracy and Holly Porter told News 9 they have 60 acres with barns and pipe fencing just north of Seminole. Anyone needs somewhere to keep their cows and horses, call the Porters at (405)-777-6570 or (405)-921-0204.

Sonya Martinez said she owns a 125,000 sq ft building at 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City, and is offering services to anyone in need of shelter, food or prayer regarding this tornado.

Resthaven Funeral Home on S.W. 104th and Western/Walker has water, bathrooms, and phones available for volunteers and victims.

If cranes or equipment is needed for any tornado damage, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors can provide equipment now. Contact Bobby Stem, AOGC, at (405)-520-1874.

The Red Cross has set up a website for people who are looking for their families or friends in the areas hit by the tornado, just go to

Residents, organizations offering help for animals affected by the tornado:

The Pet Owners Resource Center is posting information on their Facebook page about helping animals affected by the storm.

You can also try to locate a lost pet at

Volunteers with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society are assisting with the transportation of injured animals. They are taking in as many displaced animals as they can, but their facilities are filling up fast. They need financial support to assist their efforts. You can make a donation online and designate it to their Disaster Relief Fund. Call their office at (405)-607-8991 to donate over the phone.

Benchmark Animal Hospital says any animals that have been affected by the tornado and need shelter or medical attention can call their hospital or drop off the animal for their staff to evaluate and treat them. They have a huge facility and can accommodate a significant amount of animals. They can be reached at (405)-547-8381.



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