Thoughts on Oklahoma

Only a few days have passed since a mile-wide tornado swept through Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado – an EF5 with 200 MPH winds - caused remarkable damage. These dramatic before and after pictures illustrate the depths of damage this suburb of Oklahoma City has suffered.

Our hearts go out to those in Moore who are left to grieve, recover, and rebuild. As always in the aftermath of such a tragedy, stories of heroism and generosity emerge to inspire us - the teachers who risked their lives to save their students, and Kevin Durant’s $1M donation to the Red Cross. The feeling often arises after such a tragic event (Moore today, Joplin, MO in 2011, Hurricane Katrina) that we are at our best when helping others.

 

If you are inclined to help, here are some potential resources:

 

The Salvation Army is accepting donations via the organization's website. You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone.

 

United Way of Central Oklahoma is accepting donations here for the OK STRONG DISASTER RELIEF FUND, established by Governor Mary Fallin to assist with the long-term needs of victims devastated by the May tornadoes.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations via their website.

Posted by Jay Healy at 8:59 AM
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