Obama: America Stands with Moore, Okla.

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On Sunday, President Obama visited Moore, Okla., where one week ago today the deadly EF-5 tornado tore through the town.

Obama assured residents of Moore the government and the American people will stand behind them as they pick up the pieces.

"When we say we're going to be there until you completely rebuild, we mean it," the president told the town's residents.

"We're gonna be there as shelter from the storm," he said. "When we say that we got your back, I promise you that we keep our word."

During his visit to Moore, the president urged Americans to give money and moral support to the community, saying the amount of damage is "pretty hard to comprehend."

The White House says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has already provided $57 million in rebates to residents of the town.

FEMA is also offering incentives to build about 12,000 storm shelters in Oklahoma.

Meanwhile, CBN's Operation Blessing deployed to Moore right after the tornado struck.

Over Memorial Day weekend, the aid organization partnered with local churches to help bring relief to the community's residents.

Since Friday, more than 830 volunteers have come out to help in their efforts.

On Sunday alone, Operation Blessing served more than 800 meals and worked to clean up storm debris and tarp roofs to prevent further damage.

Operation Blessing is also providing spiritual and emotional support, taking time to pray with the people of Moore.

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