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Donations are sought for Oklahoma residents displaced by wildfires

Oklahoma County officials announced that items will be accepted Saturday at several locations, and then again Monday through the remainder of the week.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 4, 2012
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Oklahoma County officials announced Friday night they will accept donations Saturday and through the upcoming week for residents displaced by wildfires.


Donations of food, clothing, appliances, furniture, bedding or toys will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, then Monday through the rest of the week at the county's three maintenance barns. The barns are at 11500 N Hudson, 7105 S Anderson Road and 7321 NE 23. Items also will be accepted at the sheriff's substation at SE 29 and Midwest Boulevard.

“We have at least two dozen of our neighbors who have been burned out and lost everything,” District Two County Commissioner Brian Maughan said. “I would encourage anyone who might be holding a garage or estate sale this weekend to donate any items that are left to benefit this cause.”

The Christmas Connection will oversee collections and disbursements to families forced from their homes by the fires, county officials said.


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