Oklahoma Relief Project : Charity in Action (1)

Moore is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population of 57,000 makes it the seventh largest city in the state of Oklahoma.
On Monday May 21st. at 2:40 pm the peaceful suburban city received a Tornado Warning from the National Weather Service

The tornado touched down at 2:45 pm C.T. on Monday — only 5 minutes after the first warnings went out. Moore residents had less than 30 minutes before the massive storm entered the western part of the city.  The massive, howling tornado pulverized a vast swath of the Oklahoma City suburbs, chewing up homes and businesses and severely damaging a hospital and two elementary schools. The storm, rated an EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, carved a trail as much as 1.3 miles wide and 17 miles long.

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Damage assessments conducted Tuesday showed the tornado packed winds, at times, between 200 and 210 miles per hour, making it an EF5 — the strongest category of tornadoes measured, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

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The tornado’s width spanned 1.3 miles — the length of more than 22 football fields lined up end-to-end. Given its breadth and power, it ranks among some of the strongest storms ever to strike the United States.

Briarwood Elementary School

Briarwood Elementary School

Plaza Towers Elementary School

Plaza Towers Elementary School

Moore’s children sought refuge along with the teachers in these schools. Not all of them survived.
Back in Florida, the Brothers of Orange Masonic Lodge and Leesburg Masonic Lodge jumped into action. With the help of several corporate sponsors they procured a tractor trailer rig and begin to collect relief supplies.
Charity Starts in your HeartAs you can see, the trailer is large, and a lot of hard work went into the pick up and loading of the supplies. Some were dropped off at the trailer, and some came from various places around the city. Our tireless work crew never stopped….
Until it was full.
Ready to leave, the trailer is fully packed.
Soon W:. Paul, and his wife Lynnsie will leave and begin the journey to Moore……