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Red Cross Helps Stuff Backpacks to Deliver Recovery Message to Moore Residents

Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Program
We want to let those people know their needs are important to us.

The American Red Cross and partners are ensuring citizens in Moore, Oklahoma affected by the 2013 spring storms and tornadoes know about the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project. 14,000 flyers have gone home in student backpacks in the last week, in coordination with the Moore Public Schools system.

Services that can be provided by the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) include assisting with gaps in insurance provisions or for those who say “someone else needs help more than me” and put others needs before their own.

“We want to let those people know their needs are important to us. The unselfishness is touching. It’s Oklahoma,” said Kenneth Bentley a case manager for the ODRP.

The Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project is a collaboration of case management services through American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the Oklahoma United Methodist Church.

Storm survivors needing disaster related assistance from the 2013 storms and tornadoes are encouraged to call 1-866-477-7276 .