Estimates indicate that as many as 20,000 families may be homeless due to this week’s tornadoes in Oklahoma. Clean the World, a Plan Your Meetings partner, is working to make sure they have access to basic hygiene supplies.
For every dollar donated, Clean the World will send one basic hygiene kit to the people in and around Moore, Okla. Visit the donation page to help. More than 250 kits have already been sent to Oklahoma but more are needed. The nonprofit sent 10,000 hygiene kits to coastal areas in New York and New Jersey in the wake of SuperStorm Sandy last fall.
The Department of Emergency Management said at least three tornadoes touched down Monday in Oklahoma, including in Oklahoma City, Moore and Duncan, but Moore took the hardest hit. The National Weather Service rated the Moore tornado as an EF-5 with winds in excess of 200 mph. It stretched about 17 miles long and 1.3 miles wide, remaining on the ground for about 40 minutes, the agency said. Moore is a city of 56,000 on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. At least 24 died and more than 230 were injured.