Buses available to take central Oklahoma storm victims to memorial service in Moore

The state has arranged for storm victims from across central Oklahoma to receive shuttle service to and from Sunday's memorial service for victims of the May 20 tornadoes. The service will be at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Moore.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm •  Published: May 26, 2013

— State officials said buses will be used to help take storm victims to and from Sunday's memorial and prayer service.

The service will be at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 NE 27. There will be no parking on-site, but those who drive to the service can park at Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard, and take a shuttle to the church beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Buses will depart from the Carney Fire Station at 4 p.m. with storm victims from Luther, Wellston, Carney, Chandler, Meeker and Prague.

Buses will leave from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee about 4:10 p.m.

Two buses, one of them handicap accessible, will leave from the Bethel Acres High School gym at 4 p.m., and another bus will leave from Little Axe Elementary School at 4:20 p.m.

Two buses, one of them handicap accessible, will leave from Newcastle High School at 4:20 p.m.

Four buses, one of them handicap accessible, will arrive at 3:20 p.m. at Walker Tower on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman and will include multiple pick-ups and drop-offs.

Two buses, one of them handicap accessible, will leave Oklahoma City University at 4:30 p.m.

Two buses also will leave the Moore Community Center at 4:40 p.m.

There will be room for about 4,500 people at the service, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating on the ground floor of the church will be reserved for storm victims; the general public will sit in the balcony and in the church fellowship hall.

Overflow seating will be available at Westmoore High School, 12613 S Western Ave.

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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