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Kentuckians look to help OK storm victims

Many Kentuckians are looking for ways to help those storm victims and their families.

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MOORE, Ok. (WKYT) - The residents of Moore, Oklahoma are bracing for another harrowing, long day. Rescue workers are still searching an elementary school that took a direct hit from Monday's tornado. At least 51 people are confirmed dead in Oklahoma City's suburbs, but officials say they could find up to 40 more bodies. At least 20 children have died.

Many Kentuckians are looking for ways to help those storm victims and their families. The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross is sending volunteers to the Oklahoma City area. They will drive the chapter's emergency response unit and will be deployed for about two weeks.

And UK Men's basketball head coach John Calipari is also helping out storm victims. Calipari tweets that his foundation will be donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross and The Salvation Army are both providing aid to victims and first responders. Both organizations have set up easy and convenient ways for donating. You can donate $10 to either organization by texting.

To donate to The Red Cross, text 'RedCross' to 90999. To donate to The Salvation Army, text 'Storm' to 80888.


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