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Oklahoma Recovery Efforts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This morning, I travelled to Moore, OK in response to a call for volunteers on facebook. The purpose was to clean up the local cemetery in time for the upcoming Memorial day holiday.

The initial call was for 500 volunteers; between one and two THOUSAND people showed up to help. The response was just overwelming! There were SO MANY people helping in every way possible with yard tools, gloves, water, powerade, other supplies, food, etc. Tyson as well as the local hospital was there to provide lunch for the volunteers and first responders. One of the churches was also providing tetanus shots. The thought and planning that went into these efforts is just amazing!

Thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. This intangible support goes a long way to boost the spirit of the people involved and encourage more people to get involved and help out. Don't think that if you can't donate goods, money or your physical presence in service that you can't do anything. We are still in need of thoughts and prayer for the long road of recovery that those directly affected by this storm have ahead.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINWASH23 5/23/2013 6:17PM

    It is wonderful when we help each other, that's how people see who we represent. Thanks for sharing and volunteering. We are praying and doing what we can in Louisiana to help by donating items that are needed. emoticon

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DBLDELITES 5/22/2013 11:37PM

    Thanks for sharing this with us and for your hard work today. I wish I lived closer and could help with the clean up. I heard today on our local news that a retired SAINTS player has hired a truck and is accepting donations of cleaning supplies, water, gatorade, etc. , anything that they can use and will be hauling it up there. So I'm going to go shopping and donate that way.

Oklahoma continues to me in my thoughts and prayers! emoticon

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DALID414 5/22/2013 9:26PM

    Sad that it takes a tragic event to bring folks together, but a humane site to see.

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SPARKLE1908 5/22/2013 9:19PM

    I'm sending prayers to you and your's amazing how the human spirit triumphs over tragedies... emoticon

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IAMBIZI 5/22/2013 8:20PM

    glad that you decided tohelp.
glad that so many volunteers showed up.
thinking of all the destruction and families going thru this terrible time together.
bless you for helping!
bizi emoticon

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MSROZZIE 5/22/2013 7:55PM

    You are in my prayers! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your services to the people of Okla! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 5/22/2013 6:03PM

    emoticon emoticon I know how your state feels, because it happen in my area 11 years ago. Tragedys can bring out some amazing people out in the fore front to lend a helping hand. God bless!

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