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May 22, 2013

Area folks lend a hand in tornado aftermath

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If you go

WHAT: Safety Day, part of National EMS Week.

WHERE: Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.

WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday.

ETC.: The event will be held in cooperation with Muskogee County Health Department and Muskogee Farmers’ Market to provide information regarding public safety and awareness. There will also be a bicycle rodeo, and the first 50 children to participate in the bicycle rodeo will receive a free bicycle safety helmet.

INFORMATION: Mechele Cruz, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service, (918) 683-0130.

You can help

Citizens seeking to contribute to the Moore tornado relief efforts have a variety of options available.

To donate money:

• Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800 REDCROSS. You can also donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

• Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.

• Text RESPONSE to 80888 or call (800) 554-8583 to make a $10 donation through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

• All Homeland grocery stores are accepting donations for the American Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund. Financial contributions can be made at the register in increments of $1, $5 or $10 and if customers are purchasing items to donate, all stores will have bins set up to collect the items at the front of the store. The items will be distributed to rescue workers, volunteers and victims, and 100 percent of all financial contributions will go directly to the tornado relief efforts.

To donate items:

• Okie Country 101.7 studios at Arrowhead Mall is accepting items today through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service Safety Day at the Muskogee Civic Center on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon will have a drive-through donation dropoff.

• Chili’s Grill and Bar in Muskogee and Tahlequah are accepting donations that will be delivered to Moore on Thursday. Also, 10 percent of all sales Wednesday will assist the relief efforts.

• Shipman Funeral Home in Muskogee (1325 N. York St.) and Wagoner (2809 U.S. 69) are accepting toiletries, bottled water, and dog food from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

• First Baptist Church, Wagoner, 401 N.E. Second St., is accepting work gloves, bottled water and baby items today, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Walker Family Dentistry, 106 Lone Oak Circle, Fort Gibson, is accepting baby items and bottled water from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

• 102.5 KFOX in Eufaula is accepting donations today at the U.S. Cellular store at 133 S. Main St.

• New Hope Assembly of God, 110 W. 58th St. S., is accepting water, tarps, batteries, diapers, non-perishable foods and toiletries from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Information: Pastor John Overton, (918) 616-3078.

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