Texoma businesses, non-profit organizations and residents are coming together to bring donations to the victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
"We all know that tornado could have just as easily hit us, and I'm sure that the people in Oklahoma would be doing the same for us," said John Garman, who set up a donation drop off location at CrossFit Texoma.
Parkway Grill is also taking donations to bring to the Sooner State. "When you see something that bad so close, it doesn't matter state, we're all American and we're going to help each other out," said Manager Arrin Plowman.
At both locations, the donations have been pouring in since the night the tornado hit.
There are many individual efforts, but getting the donations in a couple centralized locations will make it easier to transport to Oklahoma. Both CrossFit and Parkway have a contact in Oklahoma that will take the donations.
Here is a list of people taking donations:
- Petco Foundation-Planning to leave on Saturday
- Salvation Army-Text STORM to 80888
- Red Cross-Text REDCROSS to 90999
- Oklahoma Regional Food Bank-Text FOOD to 32333
- City View ISD-Leaving Friday at 10:00 a.m.
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is asking that people who want to volunteer to help with disaster relief in the OKC-Moore area to please go to the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) website at www.okmrc.org.
The City of Moore is looking for volunteers for a cemetery clean-up on May 22nd at 9:00 am. Volunteers will be picking up debris from the May 20th Tornado.
If you would like to volunteer your time, please meet at the Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard, at 9:00 am on May 22nd.
The group will be escorted to the Southgate Baptist Church, where they will walk to the cemetery on foot. Please bring gloves, rakes, etc., and be sure to wear heavy-soled shoes.
This is the only volunteer opportunity at this time.
For more information, please contact the Moore Parks Department at 793-5090.