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BOSTON (CBS) — Relief agencies are jumping into action in the wake of the deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday.

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Here are some ways you can donate:

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has dispatched disaster response teams.

Donations can be made to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.

Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.

Donate by phone: (800) 725-2769

Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds

THE RED CROSS

Here is a link to donate to the Red Cross’ tornado relief in Oklahoma

 http://www.redcross.org/ok/oklahoma-city

Or use your cell phone to donate: Support #OKwx efforts – give online @SalvationArmyUSA.org or text “STORM” to 80888 2 make $10 donation #tornado

OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE

Presently, the state’s blood supply is adequate to meet the needs of patients in all hospitals caring for victims of the Moore tornado. Since there is no substitute for blood, the supply constantly needs to be replenished.

Anyone 16 years or older and in good health can generally donate blood. Those with O-negative and Rh-negative blood types are most needed.

Locations of donor centers and mobile blood drives can be found at www.obi.org.

OKLAHOMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF

Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministry, by visiting their website.

All money will go toward disaster relief and helping victims. For photos, information and updates, visit the Oklahoma Baptists’ blog at www.okdisasterhelp.com.

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