Storm Chasers Donate $15k to Moore OK Public School Foundation
In response to the tragic Moore EF-5 tornado event, we designed a special limited edition Oklahoma T-Shirt from which all sale profits would be donated to the victims of the Moore, OK tornado. Through YOUR support in purchasing the shirts, along with DVD’s, Blu-Rays and Storm Assist t-shirts, yesterday we were able to donate $15,000 to the Moore Public Schools Foundation! We received over 500 t-shirt orders as well as several donations.
An elementary school in Sonoma, CA did a special fundraiser for the Moore, OK tornado victims and donated the money raised to Storm Assist.
We also received a very special and inspiring donation from a 6-year old in Georgia who, on his own, raised $385 in change. His parents told us,
“We are so proud of him for wanting to help. He wanted the money to go to the storm chasers he follows on the computer because you would know who needs the funds. Thanks for what you are doing and the influence you have had on [our] little guy!”
Our President Darin Brunin traveled to Plaza Towers Elementary School yesterday, where several children perished during the tornado, and presented the $15,000 check to Kristi Scroggins and Josh Hinkle with the Moore Public School Foundation, for use in the rebuilding and restocking efforts crucial to the schools affected. After the donation, Darin shared,
“Almost nothing’s as humbling as being in the damage path of a violent tornado. The horrors of those few moments are tattooed to the landscape long after the storm has passed.”
He was also joined in solidarity with some local storm chasers, including Ben Holcomb, Mike Boik, Reed Timmer and Dick McGowan. It is important to us to show that the storm chasing community supports the towns and individuals affected by the weather we pursue, and we are very happy to be able to give back.
Darin also says,
“It was great to meet Josh and Kristi, hearing stories from them about how Moore is already on the fast track back to resuming life as normal. Everyone who’s contributed to Storm Assist in any way should be very proud of the work that we’re doing to help out the less fortunate who have been affected by this tornado.”
We couldn’t make these donations without your support. A HUGE “thank-you!” to everyone who donated and purchased goods in response to this event.
Read the article on our donation on KOCO news by clicking HERE.