Published: April 10, 2009
Grassfires: How to help, how to get help
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How to Help
Requested items: cash
Rose State College
Requested items: clothing, toiletries, baby items, bottle water, non-perishable food and cash
Drop off: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Rose State College Student Center in Midwest City
Requested items: boxes for victims who've been displaced and need to move
Drop off: any U-Haul location in the metro area and other affected cities
Midwest City Chamber of Commerce
Requested items: gift cards and cash
Drop-off or mail: 5905 Trosper Road, Midwest City, OK 73110
Requested items: cash
Drop off, mail or online: 311 SW 5, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, or www.salvationarmyokcac.org
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Requested items: clothing and food
Drop off: 14950 NE 3 in Choctaw
If You Need Help
Shelters for fire evacuees in Oklahoma
The Red Cross has released the following shelters for people who evacuated their homes because of grass fires:
Alex: Alex Public School, 209 S. 2nd
Blanchard: Midway Southern Baptist Church, 22489 Oklahoma Highway 76
Choctaw: Choctaw High School, 14300 N.E. 10th St., and Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy St.
Duncan: Duncan Community Center; Stephens County fairgrounds, 2002 S. 13 St.
Healdton: First Baptist Church, 107 S. 4th St.
Marietta: First Methodist Church, 603 W. Main St., Turner School, near Main St.
Midwest City: Midwest City Community Center, 100 Midwest Blvd.
Nicoma Park: First Baptist Church, 1931 Nichols Dr.
Purcell: Purcell Fire Department, 1505 N. Green Ave.
Wellston: First Baptist Church, 812 Birch St.
Meals and counseling
The American Red Cross is providing free meals and counseling for fire victims in the Midwest City area. Services are available at their shelter at the Midwest City Community Center, 100 Midwest Blvd. Red Cross workers are also driving through affected areas in disaster relief trucks. Call 228-9500.
The Choctaw Seventh Day Adventist Church, 14950 NE 3, will hand out clothing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
U-Haul of Oklahoma City is giving 30 days of free storage to people who had to evacuate because of the fires. Storage is available at eight metro locations and two state locations.
U-Haul Downtown, 100 SE 2, 235-9446.
U-Haul Crossroads, 6027 S High Ave., 631-0491.
U-Haul Center Quail Springs, 721 W Memorial, 751-2525.
U-Haul Storage Hefner, 421 W Hefner, 755-0406.
U-Haul MacArthur Park, 6500 NW Expressway Street, 721-0674.
U-Haul Storage Lincoln, 2500 NE 36, 424-5442.
U-Haul Southside, 3101 SW 29, 681-5327.
U-Haul Storage Bethany, 2425 N MacArthur, 787-2450.
U-Haul Storage Stillwater, 5715 W 6, (405) 624-3434.
U-Haul Center Cache Road, 1102 Cache Road in Lawton, (580) 248-8472.
U-Haul is giving away free boxes for evacuees and others who have been displaced because of the fires. Donated boxes can be picked up at any U-Haul location.