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May 22, 2013

Donations for tornado victims accepted locally

From staff reports

In the aftermath of massive tornadoes that left Moore, Okla. in a pile of rubble Monday, Southeast Texans are mobilizing to collect donations to assist victims displaced from their homes.

Texas District United Pentecostal Men are coordinating to bring needed supplies to those affected by the tornado.

The group has set up a drop site in Vidor for the Golden Triangle area. Donations of toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, lotion, toilet paper, diapers, wet wipes, non-perishable foods, towels and washcloths, combs/brushes, crackers, infant formula, flashlights with batteries, camping cookware, sunscreen, underwear and socks, tennis shoes, gloves (both work and latex) are needed to fill 5-gallon buckets to be distributed among the victims.

The Golden Triangle drop site is Eastgate United Pentecostal Church, 290 South St., in Vidor. Buckets and donations should arrive no later than 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bobby Jordan and a group are planning a trip to Oklahoma to help with the recent tornado tragedy. He plans to leave Monday, May 27, and return on June 13. The group will  work out of First Baptist Church, Moore, Okla.

Anyone who would like to assist with expenses associated with this effort can send by mail or make contributions in person to First Baptist Church Groves, 4000 Grant Ave., Groves, Texas 77619. Please notate  “Oklahoma Tornado Fund.”  These donations will be kept in a separate account from other church activities.

Efforts to help displaced pets are also ongoing.

Anyone who would like to donate food for the animals of Moore, Okla., can do so by dropping supplies at the following:

• Spurlock Road Vet Clinic, 2400 Highway 69 North, Nederland, Texas 77627.

Call the Nederland Clinic at 409-727-0287 for more information.

• Bridge City Animal Hospital, 2832 Texas Ave., Bridge City, Texas 77611. Call 409-735-9155 for more information.

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