Local efforts to assist OK tornado victims

(Source: KFOR/MGN Online)
(Source: KFOR/MGN Online)

The following are some of the local efforts KPLC has received information on regarding the assistance of victims of the Oklahoma tornado:

-- Some members of the Home Builders of SWLA are accepting donations at the Managan Center in Westlake at the gym through Friday, May 24 until 3 p.m. Members are looking for any non-perishable food items, clothing and shoes for all ages and sizes.

-- On Saturday, May 25, volunteers are collecting donations at DeQuincy City Hall. Monetary donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The plan is to use the money to buy Visa gift cards and rolls of quarters so storm victims can do laundry. For more information, call 337-513-8220.

-- The City of Sulphur and the Sulphur Sunrise Rotary Club have announced their partnership with Disaster Aid USA to assist with disaster aid in the tornado ravaged communities in Oklahoma.

Disaster Aid USA is a Rotarian Operated Project. They provide shelter, clean water, everyday supplies and four-room schools to survivors of disasters.

Larry Agee, a member of the Sulphur Sunrise Rotary Club and represents Rotary Zone 31, is Executive Director of Disaster Aid USA. Larry and TEAM DAUSA will be deploying to Oklahoma to help the survivors of the horrific F-5 tornado.

An account has been established at all branches of Jeff Davis Bank and Trust for anyone wishing to contribute to this worthwhile cause:

Sulphur Sunrise Rotary Club

Disaster USA

For more information, contact the Mayor's Office at 337-527-4505 or mayorsoffice@sulphur.org.

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