Volunteers from All Around the United States Join IsraAID Relief Team in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA AREA – Today, teachers and students from the San Diego Jewish Academy were the latest to join IsraAID in helping the authorities and residents of the Greater Oklahoma area try to clean up the devastation left behind by the May 20th tornadoes. They join a long list of organizations that include the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma, Service International, Church of the Harvest, Serve Moore, Heritage Church, and many more.
On May 20th, 2013, monster storms pounded the Oklahoma City suburbs, leveling homes, businesses and schools in Moore, while in Shawnee, a town southeast of Oklahoma City, another large tornado ripped through entire neighborhoods. Over 100 people died, and thousands more were left homeless. Additional storms on May 31st only compounded an already desperate situation.
Building on over a decade of humanitarian relief in 22 countries, most recently on the east coast of the United States following superstorm Sandy, IsraAID sent 3 relief teams to the area, and helped remove debris from the tornadoes and rehabilitate hundreds of impoverished residents without the means or insurance necessary to support their recovery.
For more information on IsraAID’s Relief efforts in the United States, please visit the USA Project Page.