Relief efforts in a big way for tornado victims

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After seeing the terrifying images on television from the devastating tornadoes throughout the state, several people in Logan County went to work to help those in need. And indeed they turned out.

GHS TornadoThe generosity of people throughout the county was outstanding as students from Guthrie High School packed three school buses full of non-perishable items, including bottled water, diapers, strollers, canned food, snacks, hand towels and several other items to help both victims and workers.

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After filling up three buses today, another bus at GHS will be accepting donations on Wednesday morning. Size one (1) diapers, new blankets, flash lights and batteries are being requested. Red Cross is not asking for clothes at this time.

Crescent and Coyle schools also held similar drives to help the cause. The groups were able to bring in gloves, water, granola bars, toilet paper, paper towels, flashlights, batteries, blankets, diapers, personal care products, and trash bags.

On Wednesday, there will be a semi-truck in the Guthrie Christian Church, located at 1802 W. Logan, parking lot to gather and take supplies to the Draper Christian Church for the people of Moore. DCC is about a mile from the devastation (south of I-240). If you would like to donate, the truck will be here at GCC tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm. Items most needed at this time are: water, gatorade, trash bags, gloves, and diapers. They are not wanting clothes at this time because they are working on immediate needs right now and don’t yet have a place to put them.

Guthrie Business Women President, Cassandra Davis, has announced that they will be creating “Treasure Boxes” for children who have lost everything in the devastation in Oklahoma over the past few days. These boxes will contain items to decorate the box, along with some special treasures such as a cool rock, a beautiful leaf, a pressed flower, a small toy, silly putty, etc. They will then be put in a bag along with a few essentials, a game, a coloring book, colors, or an activity book to be given to the displaced children. If you would like to help with this effort, bring your donation to Cassandra at Logan County Abstract- 200 Sigma Pl. Guthrie, or call 405 282-4012 for information.


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