Family gets supplies from Moore relief center

Donors “heeded the call” to bring supplies for tornado victims, said Tony Bumpas, 58, of Oklahoma City, who was helping unload donations outside First Baptist Church.
BY WILLIAM CRUM wcrum@opubco.com Modified: May 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm •  Published: May 21, 2013
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— Justin Barker, 33, picked up supplies Tuesday afternoon during a rain shower at the relief center at First Baptist Church.

Barker said his family's house near SW 3 and Janeway survived, but was damaged by hail and coated with debris. There was no power and no water.

Barker and his wife have children, ages 5 and 10.

He loaded a cart with toilet paper, paper towels, juice, pet food, cereal and diapers “for a neighbor who has two babies.”

He said he needed “mainly water and food I don't have to cook.”

Barker said he fled with his children to his ex-wife's home at Interstate 240 and S May Avenue as the tornado approached.

Donors “heeded the call” to bring supplies for tornado victims, said Tony Bumpas, 58, of Oklahoma City, who was helping unload donations outside the church.

Public school students from Guthrie brought a school bus loaded with supplies, he said.

“It's a great outpouring of support by people from all walks of life,” Bumpas said.


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