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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Help is still needed...

There is an enormous amount of work being done to help the victims of Oklahoma's tornadoes and your help is still needed.

A friend of mine, Carrie Corbin, has put together some information for you to review.  I highly encourage you to volunteer - I know I will be, as will my family.  To those that much is given, much will be required, as it were:

    1.    We've been designated an official partner of American Red Cross!
    2.    We need families! If you know of anyone affected by the tornadoes, please go ahead and give them the information - but it's also okay to give them mine or Lori's number as well. We just don't want the numbers published anywhere except with media.
    3.    We desperately need volunteers! We still have truckloads of donations coming in and we need help organizing. Right now, its fairly organized, but my volunteers are still struggling trying to figure out where to put stuff, which means families will have a hard time finding exactly what they need.
    4.    We are still accepting donations!
    5.    Warehouse is scheduled to stay open through next Sunday. Hours are now 10 - 7 through Sat & 12-5 next Sunday. Will stay open longer if there is need and we have enough volunteers.
    6.    Volunteers can work 2-3 hour shifts (or longer if you just wanna) anytime from 10-7. If there are definite times you might can help, please let me know or email okdonations@yahoo.com.
    7.    We are looking for corporate sponsors to assist with volunteer efforts. Currently talking to AT&T, Wal-Mart, & Chesapeake but nothing definite with any of them. If your company would like to allow employees to volunteer, please let me know.
    8.    Updated Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=117814588256998&index=1
Media Coverage:
    •    Mike Jones: http://bit.ly/9XT948
    •    Channel 9: http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=116601&nav=menu681_4
    •    Channel 5: http://www.koco.com/video/23568933/index.html
    •    NEWSOK: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-tornadoes-donation-warehouse-schedules-hours-to-assist-victims/article/3461049
    •    Edmond Sun: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-tornadoes-donation-warehouse-schedules-hours-to-assist-victims/article/3461049 
(note: Insurance verification is NOT needed for victims to receive assistance)