Disasters - Moore, Oklahoma Tornado 2013

2013 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

Nearly 250 Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members provided vital support to survivors within hours after a devastating tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013. AmeriCorps teams, including from AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT) members, conducted damage assessments, managed volunteers and donations, and provided legal assistance and client casework.  Senior Corps RSVP volunteers answered disaster hotlines, served food at shelters, and assisted survivors.   .  In the first two months, they collected and distributed 265 tons of donations, conducted 651 damage assessments, and mobilized nearly 3,000 volunteers.  Today, an AmeriCorps NCCC team is in Moore serving with Oklahoma United Methodist Church Disaster Response, mucking and gutting homes affected by Memorial Day flooding.

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