It’s not the first time in the last week and a half I’ve heard of or talked to an OU athlete who did relief work.
So head SID Pete Moris kindly sent me some of the relief efforts by Oklahoma. These are some of the highlights.
University of Oklahoma Disaster Relief Efforts
· Red Cross Donations
o OU has been promoting fundraising efforts through the Red Cross.
o Go to RedCross.org & designate a gift for Oklahoma Disaster Relief
o Text REDCROSS to 90999 – these $10 donations are ALL being directed to Oklahoma Disaster Relief.
· 2013 Oklahoma Disaster Relief Shirts
o Short ($19.95) and Long-sleeve ($24.95) online at SoonerSports.com.
o All net proceeds benefit the local United Way.
· United Way
o Volunteers in LIVE UNITED shirts were at the NCAA Softball Super Regional collecting cash, checks and gift cards that will go directly to the local United Way.
· Housing & Meals
o Under the leadership of President David Boren and First Lady Molly Boren, OU has housed and fed over 600 displaced individuals, as well as National Guardsmen and Urban Search and Rescue teams and other relief workers from across the nation this past week.
· An Oklahoma Disaster, Not Just Moore
o Our coaches, student-athletes and staff from virtually every OU program have been on the ground helping relief efforts in various ways in Moore, OKC, Norman, Shawnee, Little Axe and other areas.
o In addition to showing their support on their uniforms, our teams have also rolled up their sleeves, working hard to help our neighbors in need.
· Long-Term Recovery
o OU is committed to being there every step of the way during the recovery process.
o OU has sent out official relief groups to impacted areas all Memorial Day weekend to assist with recovery efforts.
· Bob Stoops Champions Foundation
o Through his foundation, Coach Stoops has been distributing $50 Wal-Mart gift cards to victims, in addition to working directly with relief efforts.