The Norman Transcript

May 26, 2013

tornado relief business briefs

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Sprouts

Ten percent of sales in all Oklahoma Sprouts stores on June 1 will be donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As part of the company’s Grab ‘N Give program, Oklahoma shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase and donate bags of groceries at a 10-percent discount. Sprouts will then donate the bags to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Primrose Funeral Service

Primrose Funeral Service will provide all services for a funeral or a memorial service and a burial plot at no cost to those that lost a loved one in Sunday and Monday’s tornadoes. Overwhelmed by the unexpected outpouring of additional community support.

“We offered our services as a small token of support to these families who have lost so much already because it was something we could do to help,” said John Davenport, General Manager.  “What I didn’t expect, however, was the true depth of people’s generosity. I have been repeatedly humbled by the flood of phone calls from people and companies around the nation asking how they can further support these families.”

Teleflora is donating flowers, a local bagpipe musician is donating his talent, a preacher is donating his services, the newspapers are providing free articles, and countless others have made financial donations to help the families.  

“This is a tragedy that can only be overcome through the compassion of many.  We are so lucky to call ourselves Oklahomans.”

For more information, or to offer your services, please call Primrose Funeral Service at 321-6000. 

Marco’s Pizza helping

Marco’s Pizza, a national pizza chain that has a franchise location in Moore, has spent the past few days packing two 53 semi trucks full of supplies, such as water, clothing and generators. The trucks are currently making the drive from Toledo, Ohio and will be parked on Friday at 1919 S Eastern in Moore to hand out supplies to the community. Additionally, the company will be serving 18,000 pizzas to the community, which equals out to approximately 50,000 meals.

Tornado Relief Fund for schools

Funds donated to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund will be used to aid students, families and staff of Moore Public Schools who were affected by the May 20, tornado. Make checks payable to: Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund Mail checks to: Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund 1500 SE 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160 

NY Life makes donation

New York Life announced today it will donate $100,000 to the relief efforts in Oklahoma with a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross and a $50,000 donation to one or more local nonprofit organizations to be determined in the months ahead.


UW contribution

Inasmuch Foundation and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation announced today a combined grant of $2 million to United Way of Central Oklahoma to support tornado relief and recovery efforts in Oklahoma.