Tuesday, May 21, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, has established the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore and the May 19 tornado near Shawnee.
“We are appreciative and grateful for the outpouring of support for our state in the wake this week’s devastating tornadoes,” Fallin said. “The generosity of Oklahomans, Americans and people across the world is very encouraging and will help meet many of the short-term needs of victims. However, experience tells us there also will be long-term consequences to the challenges victims are facing. We hope the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund can help meet those long-term needs. I very much appreciate the United Way of Central Oklahoma for their generosity and help in creating this fund.”
Donations for the long-term needs can be made by calling (405) 236-8441 or donating online at www.unitedwayokc.org.
“The United Way of Central Oklahoma is honored to assist as a recipient of donations for needs victims will have for the longer term,” said Debby Hampton, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. “We also look forward to working with Governor Fallin in the weeks ahead to develop a structure and process to most effectively utilize the contributions made to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund.”