SHAWNEE — AARP announced a $60,000 donation to the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command to help tornado victims.
The donation will be used to purchase and distribute disaster preparedness supplies in Pottawatomie, Canadian, Cleveland, LeFlore, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma and Okmulgee counties, said Craig Davis, AARP Oklahoma assistant state director.
“We wanted to make sure that relief would touch all tornado victims throughout the state,” Davis said.
The donation is one of 11 totaling $674,000 given to state organizations that have displayed volunteer and relief efforts directly benefiting tornado victims.
Davis said AARP members across the nation donated to the cause, and national AARP organization officials matched every dollar.