The Norman Transcript

May 28, 2013

RESOURCES: Local assistance for those affected by the tornadoes

The Norman Transcript

MOORE — • Banfield Pet Hospital will offer free physical examinations for pets affected by the tornado. There are offices at 1921 S. Broadway in Edmond, 7177 SE 29th St. in Midwest City, 660 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman, and 1417 W. I-240 Service Road in South Oklahoma City. For more information or more locations, email

• First Presbyterian Church is hosting a free children’s day camp, ages birth-12 years old, for all victims of the Moore tornado to be held at the OU dorms, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

• Baby items, water, toys and other donated supplies are available to victims of the Moore tornado daily at 8 a.m. at the American Legion Post 88, 710 E. Main St.

• The American Legion Post 88 will be open daily for veterans who are displaced by recent tornados to apply for grants from the American Legion and Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.

• A tornado disaster relief and donation center has been established at Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Western in Oklahoma City. All items will be accepted. This includes food, water, clothing, diapers, toiletry items, etc. Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• BancFirst has established a relief fund for tornado victims. BancFirst has contributed $25,000 to the effort. Kevin Clarkson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Moore, will administer the fund.

• Primrose Funeral Service and Sunset Memorial Park are offering all services for a funeral or a memorial service and a burial plot at no cost to those who lost loved ones in the recent tornadoes.

• Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 W. Hayes, is collecting bottled water, baby diapers, baby formulas, baby and junior foods,  trash bags, cleaning supplies such as buckets, cleaning solution, rags, brooms and mops, juices, snack foods and other foods not requiring cooking, clothing, paper products and toiletries.

• Mission Norman, 2525 E. Lindsey St., Norman, will be a drop-off facility for any donations. The non-profit will deliver items to areas of need.

• A festival-sized benefit concert, Music For Moore, will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California Ave.

Artists confirmed to perform on the “Music for Moore” main stage include: JD McPherson, Graham Colton, Colourmusic, Evangelicals, Taddy Porter, The Damn Quails, Beau Jennings and the Tigers, Hosty, Skating Polly, Prettyboy (Jacob Abello), Sherree Chamberlain, Camille Harp, Parker Millsap, Deerpeople, John Calvin, Ramsay Midwood and Addverse Effects.

• The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Moore Norman Technology Center Business Development Center, the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, SCORE, the Women’s Business Center and the Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City and South Oklahoma City chambers of commerce recently announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center.

The center is specifically designed to provide key financial and counseling services to businesses impacted by the tornadoes.

The Business Recovery Center will open at 9 a.m. today at the Moore Norman Technology Center’s South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Pennsylvania. No appointment is necessary.

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is July 19.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 20.

• Red Cross and partner agencies will be at the Multi-Agency Resource Centers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to meet with those impacted by the tornadoes. Center locations are Little Axe Elementary School, 2000 168th Avenue NE, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Carney High School and Westmoore High School.

• Alameda Church of Christ, 801 E. Alameda St. in Norman, has opened its doors to serve as a distribution center for all those affected by the recent tornadoes that hit Moore and surrounding communities. The hours of operation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday until further notice.

Through a partnership with Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., free food, hygiene products, buckets of cleaning supplies and new shoes and clothes will be available for those affected.

For more information, call the church office at 321-0788 or email Mike Stogsdill,

• Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma’s Camp DaKaNi will help displaced families by giving children ages 5 to 13 a free session of summer camp and free before- and-after- child care.

Camp DaKaNi is a day camp located just south of Frontier City off Interstate 35. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday each week in June and July; before care begins at 7 a.m. and after care ends at 6 p.m. Camp DaKaNi also will assist with any other camp needs, such as water bottles and sack lunches.

Individuals can donate money to help displaced children attend. Credit card donations will be accepted over the phone, or individuals may mail checks to Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, 3309 E. Hefner Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73131. Those donating are asked to write on the check that the donation is to send a child to camp.

Displaced families will be required to provide proof of home address to receive a free session. Displaced families should contact Camp DaKaNi to enroll by calling 254-2080.

• Brown O’Haver, Moore-based public adjusting firm, along with United Policyholders, will host a free insurance claims seminar 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Christian Church, 2010 N. Eastern Ave., for anyone who had loss of damage from the tornadoes last week.

Brown O’Haver will educate attendees on what to expect during a claim, offer professional advice and inform attendees of resources are available to help them.