Donations to Oklahoma Tornado Victims Put to Good Use After Friday's Storms
Moore, OK - Less than two weeks after clean up began after the deadly EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado, local volunteers on the ground say they are now expanding their efforts to include the newly damaged areas.
"The donations of supplies and money just keep us rolling and keeps us helping the people that are hurting," said Reverend Ron Davidson with Gleaning for the World.
On Friday, ABC 13 viewers came out in full force to help those recovering from the tornado that hit Moore nearly two weeks ago.
Now after the most recent storms Friday Night, the supplies are in even greater demand.
"Some of the same area that we have been working in, was destroyed again. So we go back and start all over," Davidson said.
"Literally they were calling out a twister out at every corner around the mile section around the church and south of Moore. Everybody just feels like there is no rest for the weary and they feel like there is a bit of a target on your back," said Volunteer and Moore, OK resident Chris Womack.
Womack is a volunteer with Church of the Harvest in Oklahoma. He has been volunteering ever since the first storm hit, helping folks clean up.
Womack's home escaped major damage during the May 20 storm, but this time he wasn't as lucky.
"We had a significant amount of wind damage," Womack said.
Womack says despite the string of bad weather, the volunteers on the ground are unshaken.
"As a matter of fact, this morning at eight o'clock there are tons of volunteers back out in the parking lot ready to go again," Womack said.
Womack says supplies are needed now more than ever.
"If you just think if I were going to go outside and work in my garage or work building my house what would I use, that is what we need," said Womack.
Reverend Davidson says the message was heard loud and clear. Thanks to your donations, help is on the way.
"The donations that they gave to WSET yesterday and the donations they have sent into Gleaning for the world, we're buying five thousand dollars worth of supplies to put on the next truck going down," Davidson said.
Womack says things like gloves, fans, and bug spray are desperately needed.
Gleaning for the World says it costs roughly $3,200 per tractor trailer load to get the supplies to Oklahoma, so monetary donations are greatly needed.
We've posted information on how to donate to Gleaning for the World here.