Oklahoma tornadoes: New York concert to raise funds for Moore Public Schools

Money raised will be used to buy instruments, sheet music and art supplies for two elementary schools that were destroyed and a damaged junior high school in the Moore school district.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Published: June 8, 2013
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New York Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, who came to Oklahoma last month to talk to lawmakers, is helping to promote the concert, Wesselhoft said. Constituents in Goldfeder's district donated blankets, food and supplies for tornado victims in Oklahoma. He said residents wanted to return the favor of Oklahomans sending supplies after Hurricane Sandy last year destroyed about 85 percent of the homes in his district in southwest Queens.

Wesselhoft said he also is putting together a contest for first- through sixth-graders who will submit a story on how the tornado and its aftermath affected them. He plans on giving cash prizes to first through third prizes for each grade; students may submit stories along with paintings, drawings or photographs.

“These kids have been traumatized, so for them to be able to express themselves … becomes a very therapeutic tool,” he said. “It helps them to get those fears out on paper.”



These kids have been traumatized, so for them to be able to express themselves … becomes a very therapeutic tool. It helps them to get those fears out on paper.”

Rep. Paul Wesselhoft,
R-Moore

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