BROOKLYN - The community of Moore, Okla. is spending Memorial Day weekend digging through the rubble in the wake of a massive tornado that struck last week, but 14,000 miles away, a small church in Brooklyn is doing all it can to help the victims pull through.

The House of the Lord Church is collecting donations and forming prayer circles in support of the victims affected by Monday's EF-5 tornado.

The church is also working with the NAACP to find out how funds raised in Brooklyn can be given directly to legitimate organizations working with the devastated communities in Oklahoma.

Another branch of the House of the Lord Church in New Jersey is similarly raising donations and offering prayers for the victims.

The massive Oklahoma tornado damaged an estimated 12,000 homes and killed 24 people.