My Brother Knights:
As we deal with the pain and disbelief of the disasters that have befallen our state today and yesterday I ask that we take a moment to pray for those who are victims of these natural disasters, those who are searching for survivors, those who are treating the injured, all those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones especially the children, and those who are and will over the next days, weeks, and months lend a hand to help.
I also ask for your material support for the victims. These folks are going to need a lot of things right now, things that you may have a little extra of. I am asking each council to coordinate in collecting disposable diapers, baby wipes, formula, pet food, and bottled water. These items can be delivered thru the Red Cross for now. In a few days the State Council hopes to have a coordinated delivery point for other types of items in the Oklahoma City area; such as clothing, bedding, and non-perishable food items. The State Council will provide a ongoing list of supplies that are most needed. That list can be found here. I ask that you consult this list before donating as these will be the items that are most in need.
Clean up in Moore, as well as other areas of the State, is going to take a very long time. The Oklahoma State Council is asking that if you want to assist in the cleanup efforts that you provide your contact information as well as abilities and tools available via the Oklahoma Relief Effort form. This form is a link through the Knights of Columbus Supreme website and will inform the state council of what you can provide in this time of need. After you submit the form a brother Knight will be in contact with you to coordinate your assistance in the next several weeks.
Dan Hogan, State Deputy