An enormous tornado roared through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing a dozen and injuring hundreds more on May 20, 2013. Many were left homeless, carrying their belongings in garbage bags and trying to salvage what they could from what was left of their homes. The twister pulverized entire city blocks, leaving behind miles of mangled cars. "The whole city looks like a debris field," said Mayor Glenn Lewis of Moore. K.I.D.S. needs your help to bring critical relief supplies to victims in Oklahoma.
Currently, K.I.D.S. is doing what we do best: mobilizing the manufacturing and retail communities to help the hardest hit victims through donations of brand new products. Companies, such as Gerber's Childrenswear, The Vitamin Shoppe, VANS, and Carters, have donated over $1 million worth of goods, but we need your help to deliver these items to Oklahoma families. For every $1 donated, K.I.D.S. can distribute $10 worth of merchandise - imagine that number multiplied! Act now on behalf of a child.
Since its inception in 1985, K.I.D.S. has responded quickly and effectively to natural disasters throughout the U.S. and overseas. While our immediate relief efforts are critical to children and families' survival, K.I.D.S.' response extends beyond the immediate - we are in it for the long-haul. In Oklahoma, K.I.D.S. will work with local partners to ensure that families receive basic essentials for the remainder of 2013, so that they can focus on rebuilding their homes, cities and neighborhoods.