The Norman Transcript

May 2013 Tornadoes

May 21, 2013

Tornado briefs: Jazz bands plan benefit concert



· A Norman Chamber Lunch & Learn scheduled Wednesday in Oklahoma City has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

· The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation on Tuesday announced it will commit $500,000 to storm relief efforts in the wake of the destructive tornado that struck the city of Moore.

The Foundation will work with various local non-profit agencies, including the United Way, to determine the areas of greatest need.

OGE Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Pete Delaney offered thoughts and prayers for all who were affected.

“On behalf of our 3,500 employees, I want to offer our deepest condolences to families who have been affected by the storm. We are deeply saddened by the enormous loss of life,” he said.

· The University of Oklahoma housed approximately 100 storm victims Monday night in Walker Tower.

University employees are collecting diapers, adult and children’s clothing, shoes, new underwear, flip-flops, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, games, toys and stuffed animals for children. Local alumni wanting to help on campus can call OU’s volunteer office at 325-4020 or drop off items at Walker Center for displaced families.

Additionally OU has established the Help OUr Neighbor Fund to benefit OU faculty, staff and students who lost homes or personal property in the recent tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area. Any and all donations received in this fund will go directly to those students or employees whose homes and property were lost.

Donations can be made at Contributions also can be mailed made payable to the OU Foundation and designate “Help OUr Neighbor Fund” in the memo line. The University of Oklahoma, Office of Development, 339 W. Boyd Street, Norman, OK 73019-3202.

All gifts will be tax-deductible. An anonymous donor has agreed to match the first $10,000 in gifts donated to the fund in an effort to further aid these OU families.

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