On March 25th, the skies over Moore, Oklahoma turned dark as Mother Nature unleashed her fury on the city, dropping a tornado and destroying homes.
“Two years ago, my 15 year old son was home alone when the 2013 tornado hit,” said Moore resident Nancy Coffey. “I now know what he was going through. I honestly thought I was going to die.”
The tornado caused major damage to the upstairs of Nancy’s home. Her room, her clothing and priceless treasures are now gone.
“I kept everything upstairs on shelves. All of my kid’s stuff,” she said. “Now the shelves are gone.”
Not knowing what to do next, Nancy visited the Resource Center opened by the American Red Cross in Moore. She met with a trained caseworker to tell her story and see what the help she may be able to get for her family. Her first priority was to find housing in addition to clothing. Thanks to the Red Cross, she will have the assistance she needs to find a place to live.
“This has all been so amazing,” she said. “I have been so overwhelmed, it was nice to get some answers. Barbara, the caseworker was great.”
Nancy was able to get the help she needed though direct assistance from the Red Cross as well as referrals to partner agencies.
“The kids are fine. Dogs are fine. The community support has been phenomenal ,” she said.
Nancy is one of the many individuals and families the Red Cross is helping in Moore and Sand Springs. You can help support the Red Cross by making a financial donation at www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.