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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores help Joplin storm victims

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$150,000 Contribution to aid Oklahoma and Missouri

 

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Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, is reaching out to storm victims in Joplin and central Oklahoma by contributing $150,000 to aid victims in both areas, said Rachel Klein, for United Way of Oklahoma City.

The Heart of Missouri United Way will receive $100,000 and the remaining $50,000 will stay in central Oklahoma.

“These funds will allow us to address the long-term needs of those affected by the storms here in Oklahoma,” said Debby Hampton, United Way of Central Oklahoma President and CEO.

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is all too familiar with the devastation of Oklahoma tornadoes. Last year, a Love’s Travel Stop was directly hit by a tornado as it crossed I-40 near Choctaw.

All funds raised for the United Way of Central Oklahoma disaster relief fund will be used to address the long-term needs of those affected by the most recent storms. Once the initial needs are met, United Way will work to convene the appropriate entities in each community to address the on-going needs of those affected.

Contributions can be made to United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund by visiting www.unitedwayokc.org or by calling 405.523.3598.

United Way of Central Oklahoma is held to the highest standards of accountability, and is transparent with how funds are raised and distributed. Governed by a local Board of Directors, United Way of Central Oklahoma looks to volunteer leadership when making funding decisions, ensuring full transparency.

For more information, please contact Rachel Klein, rklein@unitedwayokc.org

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