MOORE, Oklahoma - Several funeral homes in the Oklahoma City metro area are offering free funeral and memorial services to the victims affected by the massive, deadly tornado that swept across Moore Monday afternoon.

An EF-5 tornado first touched down near Newcastle at about 2:56 p.m. Monday, and churned toward Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street.

At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed in the massive tornado that hit Monday afternoon around 3 p.m.

Several metro funeral homes, including the Resthaven Funeral Home, Memory Gardens of Oklahoma City, Moore Funeral Home, Cremation of Moore, Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, are offering their merchandise and services at no charge to the families who have been affected by the Moore tornado.

Additionally, Resthaven Memory Gardens will be providing burial property and service at no charge to those affected as well. Their staff and facility will be available 24hours a day during this time.

Resthaven is accepting food, water and monetary donations to aid the victims.

Ireland Funeral Home in Moore is also donating all services to anyone who lost a loved one in the tornadoes. There will be no cost to the survivors. Contact Karen Buckley at 405-412-8596.

For more information, please contact one of the three locations listed below:

Resthaven Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

500 SW 104th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73139

405-691-1661

Contact: James Beasley, Funeral Home Manager, james.beasley@carriageservices.com

Moore Funeral Home and Cremation

400 S.E. 19th St

Moore, OK 73160

405-794-7600

Contact: Preston McCurtain, Funeral Home Manager, preston.mccurtain@carriageservices.com

Havenbrook Funeral Home

3401 Havenbrook St.

Norman, OK 73072

405-329-0101

Contract: Shane Vice, Funeral Home Manager, info@havenbrookfuneralhome.com

Ireland Funeral Home

120 S Broadway St

Moore, OK 73160

405-412-8596

Contact: Karen Buckley