Update on Helping the People Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Yesterday, I posted about what the Foundation Beyond Belief is doing to help the people in Oklahoma and I wanted to give you more of a detailed update.

Foundation Beyond Belief will be distributing 100% of the funds raised to Operation USA and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with more beneficaries added as the nature of the immediate need evolves. The money will be sent to these groups every 1-2 days for the first week.

These organizations were chosen for their long records of outstanding work, their high ratings and transparency, and their current direct work in the disaster zone addressing the primary needs of food, shelter, and medical aid.

You can donate by going here.

In addition, We Are Atheism is also raising funds that will be directly distributed to the people affected:

How can we guarantee this will go directly to people that need assistance? Well, for the first time since we started this charity, we plan to hand deliver aid to people in that town once the rescue workers leave and people try to rebuild their lives. We have local contacts that will assist us in finding those in need. We will physically spend up to a week there (if need be) to help give money and help to those that need it but haven’t gotten it.

You have options. Now, it’s time to take action.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Frank May

    Unlike the prayers requested by Governor Mary Fallin on last night’s CBS evening news, this response by Foundation Beyond Belief will have real value.

  • Spuddie

    Pat Robertson or Michelle Bachmann will say something stupid and spiteful related to the tornadoes in 3…2…1..


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