Below is a listing of where donations may be taken in the Edmond area to help the Moore/Oklahoma tornado victims:
• The Edmond Sun is serving as a drop-off location for the downtown Edmond area. Supplies only may be dropped off at 123 S. Broadway and residents may use the backdoor to enter the building. Parking is available behind the building at the Festival Market Place. From 5-10 p.m. donations may be taken to Café Evoke, 103 S. Broadway.
• Edmond North High School is serving as a drop-off location for bottled water through today
• Memorial High School is serving as a drop-off location for food through today.
• Santa Fe High School is serving as a drop-off location for supplies such as work gloves, tools, etc. through today.
• All Deer Creek schools are accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross. List of items needed include: bottled water, diapers, non-perishable food: canned food, Granola bars, cacker packs, batteries and flashlights, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, blankets, work gloves, plastic trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. Checks made payable to Red Cross with either “Moore” or “Shawnee” on the memo (money will be used in designated area). Checks and cash donations will be accepted in the DCHS west Counseling office. Please drop off donations between 7:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday in the Student Center (former library) in the DCHS West building.
• Deer Creek Prairie Vale Elementary is collecting books for the children of Moore. The goal is to have each Prairie Vale student donate a book by Thursday that has a personal message (or for the younger students a signature) to a child. The books can be purchased or taken from your personal home library. The Reading Room at Prairie Vale will be the collection center. The large table will have pencils/pens for students to use to sign the books.
• The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations of bottled water, Gatorade, wipes, diapers, baby formula, hand towels, individually wrapped snacks, work gloves and pet food.
• Crawford Family Funeral Service, 610 N.W. 178th St. in Edmond, is taking donations. Call 340-2333.
• Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E. Memorial Road in Edmond, or call 405-478-0166.
• Juice Blendz, 1200 W. Covell Road, or call 405-285-0133.
• Calvary Temple Church, 1801 S. Kelly, open form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. accepting donations.
• Integrity Promo, 1105 S. Fretz Ave., will accept most anything for families to rebuild and for rescue worker relief.
• Science Museum Oklahoma is serving as a drop-off point for relief donations. Residents may donate bottled water, Gatorade-type sports drinks, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and canned foods at the museum box office during operating hours. Science Museum Oklahoma is at 2100 N.E. 52nd St. in Oklahoma City and is open to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
• Serendipity, 13813 N. May in Oklahoma City, is partnering with the Salvation Army by collecting donations of water bottles, Gatorade, wipes, individually wrapped snacks, hand sanitizer, diapers, baby formula, hand towels, work gloves and sunscreen.
• Moore is in desperate need of anyone who can help with horses. More than a hundred have been killed and many injured. Those who have a trailer or medical supplies are asked to come aid rescue workers or send the supplies. The Orr Family Farm is in special need. It is located at 14400 S. Western, OKC 73170. For more information, call 405-799-3276.
• Oklahoma State School Boards Association is taking donations for storm victims at its offices at 2801 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City, 73105. They also will be taking donations of money that will be distributed to the school districts impacted by the storms. Checks can be made out to OSSBA Tornado Relief Fund. All donations will go to the victims of these recent tragedies. Donations for school supplies include: notebooks and paper (wide and narrow ruled), construction paper, markers, copy paper, crayons binders, glue (bottle and glue stick), rulers, backpacks, tape, pens and pencils, art supplies, pencil sharpeners, gym supplies, erasers, desks, highlighters, computers and dry-erase markers. Other supplies may be dropped of including: canned goods, formula, diapers soap, clothes, sunscreen, dog and cat food, trash bags, work gloves, insect spray, toothbrushes, toothpaste, brooms, shovels, deodorant, hand sanitizer and baby wipes.
SupperThyme is accepting donations including non-perishable food and toiletries, backpacks or sacks with ready to eat food, snacks, water and travel-size toiletries. We are accepting donations and setting up accounts for families that have been displaced.
• Banfield Pet Hospital is offering free physical examinations for pets affected by the tornado. More than 14 Banfield Pet Hospitals throughout Oklahoma will be providing office visits at no cost for pets in need. This offer is good through the end of the day June 4.
Participating Banfield Hospitals include:
Edmond: 1921 S. Broadway, 330-2760, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Midwest City: 7177 S.E. 29th St., 741-0002, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Norman: 660 Ed Noble Parkway, 366-7387, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oklahoma City N: 2932 NW 63rd St., 848-8387, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oklahoma City NW: 8357 N. Rockwell Ave., 720-1051, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oklahoma City W: 6327 SW 3rd St., 787-8000, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City S: 1417 W I-240 Service Road, 682-8387, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quail Springs: 2140 W. Memorial Rd., 752-0077, Hours: M-SA 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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To make monetary donations
• Residents can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
• Those who wish to help those impacted by the storms, can donate by mail to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. BOX 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157; donate by phone to 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769); donate online to donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok or text GIVE to 80888 for a $10 donation. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
• To make a monetary donation to the Oklahoma Disaster Relief for the Southern Baptist Church disaster relief organization, go online to http://www.okdisasterhelp.com/.
• The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the largest private hunger-relief organization in Oklahoma. To donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, go to www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 604-7111 or text FOOD to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts.
Central Oklahoma Sam’s Club locations open to public
Five Sam’s Club locations in Central Oklahoma are temporarily waiving membership requirements to support residents and communities affected by Monday’s tornadoes. The clubs are also establishing free power stations so members of the community without power can recharge their mobile devices, laptop computers and other electronic devices.
These Sam’s Club locations include:
• Norman — 3400 W. Main St.
• Oklahoma City — 5510 S.W. Fifth St.
• Oklahoma City — 9000 N.W. Passage
• Midwest City — 6521 S.E. 29th St.
• Edmond/Oklahoma City — 1900 Memorial Road
Local Sam’s Clubs are equipped with recovery essentials including ready-to-eat meals, flashlights, generators, pharmacy services and bulk necessities including water and batteries.
Additionally, the Sam’s Club locations in Norman and Midwest City will have expanded hours at its pharmacy — from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through next week — to better serve those affected by the storms. Non-members also can use the pharmacy.
Help for dialysis patients
The national patient hotline for any Oklahoma dialysis patients displaced by the storm is 1-800-626-1297 provided by Fresenius Medical Care. This number will also connect patients in need of treatment regardless of their current provider with information about available local treatment. The hotline is staffed by customer service specialists who can provide locations and contact numbers for alternate facilities, if necessary.
Fourth annual Health at Work Conference is postponed
The Fourth Annual Health at Work Conference scheduled for May 22 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City has been postponed due to the tornados in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties. The conference will be rescheduled for later in the summer.
Conference registrations will be honored at the rescheduled date. Participants and vendors may receive a full reimbursement of related conference fees if unable to participate or uninterested at the reschedule date.
For more information, visit https://www.occhd.org/community/healthatwork.
Below is a listing of where donations may be taken in the Edmond area to help the Moore/Oklahoma tornado victims:
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During the coming days, the Edmond area will experience sub-freezing daytime temperatures and nighttime lows in the teens and single digits.
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The National Weather Service forecast called for a 40 percent chance of snow tonight and a 20 percent chance Sunday.
In addition to the slick and hazardous streets and highways, residents dealt with bitter cold temperatures. Highs were expected near 22 degrees on Friday, 20 on Saturday, 26 on Sunday and 22 on Monday. Lows were expected near 5 degrees Friday, 17 Saturday, 15 Sunday and 8 Monday.
Thursday evening, slick, snow-covered streets created havoc in Edmond as commuters and other motorists traveled to their destinations. Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said police officers were responding only to injury crashes.
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A presentation by Freese Nichols consultants of Fort Worth was made Wednesday to city staff and leaders regarding the Downtown Master Plan.
The Central Edmond Urban Development Board has revisited plans made in a 1998 Downtown Master Plan through public meetings and presentations to protect the future development of Broadway.
“Right now we are at the point of providing an assessment of not only the physical environment, but also the market conditions,” said Wendy Shabay, an associate urban planner with Freese Nichols. The next meeting in January will focus on recommendations.
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HOPE Center of Edmond is the community’s compassionate response to families needing a helping hand. Giving of one’s time is valuable when it comes to helping the HOPE Center of Edmond fulfill its charitable mission.
The food and clothing closet for Edmond area residents offers a health clinic and limited emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, said Chris Sperry, executive director. The HOPE Health Clinic focuses on pre-natal and obstetrics care for women.
The annual Edmond Sun Samaritan Fund Drive has set a goal of raising $165,000 for HOPE.
Nearly 14,000 hours were donated by HOPE volunteers in 2012, Sperry said. Their hard work has a lasting impact on the community, she said. Many HOPE volunteers were themselves clients at one time needing temporary assistance.
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