MOORE, Oklahoma

A giant tornado, a mile wide or more, tore through this Oklahoma City suburb Monday afternoon, flattening homes, flinging cars through the air and crushing at least two schools packed with children.

At least 51 people were killed in the storm, according to a spokesperson for the Oklahoma City medical examiner.

As most of you already know, the events of Monday afternoon leave us devastated as we watch the devastation outside of Oklahoma City unfold. The massive tornadoes that ripped through the city of Moore and the Oklahoma City region have left a community shattered, and in desperate search for faith and loved ones.

SDIA cannot promise to fully replace what has been lost, but as you read this, the NWArk, Central Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma teams are currently pulling together every possible resource to help these people in their time of need.

By early afternoon today we will have a initial assessment team on the ground. We will need your help as we begin the process of helping these communities in need. Please consider helping us by supporting via donations, and keep the people of Moore and OKC, OK in your thoughts and prayers.

DONATIONS

We are asking all SDIA members, volunteers, and supporters to reach out to friends and family and help collect donations. Please consider donating funds directly to SDIA for this mission, we will be purchasing large amounts of food, water, blankets, fuel, tarps, water, and much more. Walmart gift cards are a great way to donate. Direct monetary donations can be made through the Donation link found HERE on the SDIA website.

Sincerely,

SDIA Key Leaders and Staff