The Norman Transcript

June 2, 2013

Several local businesses helping with tornado relief efforts

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — McAlister’s Deli fundraisers: McAlister’s Deli restaurants owned by Dallas-based franchisee, The Saxton Group, held fundraisers on Thursday to benefit relief efforts for the recent Moore tornado. All proceeds from the fundraisers will go directly to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, who has set up a permanent Food Resource Center in Moore to help with relief efforts.


Foundation donation: The Community Safety Foundation, a private nonprofit organization funded by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange, announced today it is giving a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The donation will support rebuilding efforts in hard-hit Moore and other devastated regions.


Moore Subway to offer free lunch: Moore Subway, 2100 Riverwalk Drive, Suite B, will provide free lunch for 10 days to tornado victims and volunteers at the restaurant location in Moore. Lunch will include a 6-inch ham or turkey sandwich, chips, a chocolate chip cookie and a bottled water.

“Our Subway restaurant was impacted by the May 20th tornado in Moore, which is why we felt so strongly about reaching out to our community and feeding the individuals who were affected and the volunteers who are helping to rebuild our great city,” said Subway restaurant owners, Donald and Doris Knight. The offer will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June 10.

Chuck E. Cheese’s tornado fundraiser: All Oklahoma area Chuck E. Cheese’s will host a fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4, and donate 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to American Red Cross relief efforts in the state.

Humane Association helps out: American Humane Association’s legendary Red Star Rescue team arrived last week at the invitation of the state to help the animal victims of the Oklahoma tornado and is assisting the Moore Animal Shelter and many other local groups to rescue, comfort and care for lost, injured and frightened pets separated from their families. They brought with them the 82-foot Red Star™ Rescue Rig, which is equipped with a mobile operating theater, rescue equipment, and sleeping quarters for 12 emergency responders sponsored by Mars Petcare US, and Red Star’s 50-foot “Lois Pope LIFE Rescue Vehicle.”