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Community Support Helps Survivors of Moore, OK Tornado

If you’ve flipped on the TV, opened your local newspaper or scrolled through Twitter in the past 48 hours there is no doubt that you have seen the devastation an EF 5 tornado left in Moore, OK earlier this week. According to CNN, a two mile wide tornado swept through the suburban town, leaving at least 24 people, including nine children, confirmed dead, 230 people injured and countless more without homes. After the tornado passed, courageous neighbors and first responders combed through the rubble to rescue members of their community. As time passed, people from outside the Moore community, including the National Guard and American Red Cross, flooded the area to offer their assistance. Thanks to this quick response over 100 people have been pulled out of the rubble alive.

The rescue efforts shown in Oklahoma are an incredible example of the power of community. As a marketing company with a mission centered around commitment to bettering the community, we know that helping your neighbor is essential. Nothing makes this more evident than the heroism of the first responders in Moore. But community is not limited to a zip code. We are all members of a larger community and it is important for us to serve those who need our help, even when they may be a few states away.

As Moore and its surrounding cities begin to recover from the damage left by this tornado, we encourage you to help in whatever way you can. It could be as simple as sending a text message. To donate $10.00 to The American Red Cross,  just text REDCROSS to 90999.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Published on: May 22, 2013