For those of you that do not know, Shopaholla is based out Moore, Oklahoma. Some people in our company actually grew up in Moore and also have family still in the area. The past 24 hours has been a very rough time for our community. Tragedy has struck our town in the form of a massive, EF5 tornado on Monday afternoon. Our founder, Andrew Johnson, lives just over a mile from the devastating path the tornado ripped through our town. The next days will be spent searching for loved ones, belongings and helping cleanup our town. Beyond that lies and long road of rebuilding and processing the physical and emotional losses we've all suffered. Our town is no stranger to these monsters, and we will overcome this one as well.
In the meantime, please expect some delays in our normal response time for support tickets and general inquires. We hope to be back on track by the first of next week.
How you can help
The most immediate needs are being met through local law enforcement, churches, and other organizations. There have been several donations but more is needed. The easiest way to help is through prayer for our community and those who have lost loved ones if you are willing. The next will be through donating to one of the following charities that are on the ground helping.
They are sending a Convoy of Hope to Moore. You can donate any monetary amount to this campaign here.
American Red Cross
Donate money to the Red Cross here. You can also send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. The donation will appear on your wireless bill or be deducated from your balance on a prepaid phone. You can also call 1-800-733-2767 or 1-800-257-7575 for Spanish speakers.
The Salvation Army is providing food and other relief items to first responders and survivors. Donate money here or send a $10 donation by texting STORM to 80888. You can also call 1-800-725-2769.
United Way of Central Oklahoma
The United Way is asking for financial contributions through its Disaster Relief Fund. Make a donation here or by mail to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.
Tulsa Community Foundation
A relief fund has been set up for the hard hit communities of Moore and Shawnee. Donate here.
Feed the Children
The organization is providing food and relief items to survivors. A $50 donation will help deliver 375 pounds of relief supplies, the group says. Donate here, with a minimum donation of $10.
Photos of damage near Andrew's house: