Action 4 News leads relief drive for victims of Oklahoma tornado
Under the motto Disaster Strikes, The Valley Responds, Action 4 News is leading a collection drive for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed when an EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma.
The natural disaster is marked as one of the worst in the Oklahoma state history.
In an effort to help the victims recover, Action 4 News, the American Red Cross, Royal Freight, KURV 710 AM, the Monitor, the Valley Morning Star, and The Brownsville Herald are teaming up to collect items for survivors.
Times & Locations
Starting Tuesday, volunteers will be accepting bottled water, bottled juices, non-perishable food items, new socks, toiletries and cash at two locations:
KGBT-TV Studios9201 West Expressway 83Harlingen
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen1210 West Expressway 83Pharr
Donations will be accepted at both of those two locations from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Action 4 News team will receive donations and broadcast LIVE from those locations from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24th.
Royal Freight of Pharr will personally deliver the donations to victims in Oklahoma.
The truck is expected to pull out Friday night and arrive sometime Saturday.
Other Ways To Help
Those who would like donate but cannot make it to the collection drives, can donate on-line, by telephone or even text message.
Cash donations can be made by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.