Floodwaters from late-May flooding have receded. Cleaning up has been a nightmare. Many people in Webbers Falls and Fort Gibson continue rebuilding. Webbers Falls school has delayed the start of school because of the massive cleanup they have undertaken. The Webbers Falls Assembly of God also is recovering from flooding.

But, federal agencies don't provide enough money for people to rebuild. That's why the people at Georgia-Pacific and Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) and more like them are so important. The two companies each donated $25,000 Friday.

Employees at Georgia-Pacific and OG&E believe wholeheartedly in helping their communities and want others to help, too.

“We are proud to present this donation to flood relief victims in our community, and we hope that everyone will join with us to donate to this good cause,” said Georgia-Pacific Vice President of Operations and Muskogee Mill Manager Rodney Bond.

Many people will not be able to rebuild without local help. Money from FEMA won't cover everything people lost. Many can't afford to take out loans to get back on their feet.

That's why it's so important to give. 

The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee is made up of local government agencies, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and businesses to help provide long-term and unmet needs of Muskogee County residents and businesses impacted by flooding. All of the money donated will be used to help victims in Muskogee County. The MCDRC’s goal is $250,000.

Donations to the flood recovery effort can be made online at www.muskogeecountydisasterrecovery.org.

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