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International Aid collecting donations for tornado victims in Oklahoma
International Aid collecting donations for tornado victims in Oklahoma

 SPRING LAKE, Mich.-- International Aid  is seeking help from the community to provide relief supplies to the people of Oklahoma following the destruction left by tornados on May 20, 2013.

Dozens of people, including several children, were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, officials said. According to the National Weather Service, the preliminary rating of the tornado is at least EF4 (166 to 200 mph).

Oklahoma first and foremost needs donations to rebuild after the tornadoes slammed the state, Gov. Mary Fallin told CNN on Tuesday. International Aid has made the decision to respond and has begun the efforts of collecting monetary donations and new personal care items for those affected by this tragic event.

Items being collected include:

  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • diapers
  • wet wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • disposable razors
  • wash cloths
  • hand towels


All donations, monetary and products can be dropped off at International Aid, located at 17011 Hickory, Spring Lake, MI 49456. Monetary donations can also be made online by visiting http://www.internationalaid.org/ and clicking the "donate now"  icon. 

We have been blessed in so many ways, both personally and as an organization, that it’s in times like this that we are able to bless others,” says Brian Anderson, International Aid, President and C.E.O.

International Aid is a ministry organization whose mission is to glorify Christ by providing medical and health resources to global partners serving those in need. Since its inception in 1980, International Aid has equipped servants worldwide with the tools they depend on to bring healing and restoration to those who desperately need to know the one True Healer. This is done through the distribution of life-saving medicines, hygiene products, nutritional supplements and reconditioned medical equipment to hundreds of ministries and humanitarian organizations serving in areas of greatest need. 

As a 501(c)3 organization, International Aid has had the privilege of easily partnering with thousands of like-minded individuals, businesses and associations who give of themselves so that others may receive a better quality of life.

For more information about International Aid, its services, or how you can get involved, visit http://www.internationalaid.org/ or call 616-846-7490, toll free 800-968-7490.