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"There is enough water to sink a battleship"

Kyle Schwab Modified: June 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm •  Published: June 13, 2013
Louis Bennett got the tornado relief effort rolling at Southwest Christian Academy, a child development center and private school on the Moore-Oklahoma City border.

“There is enough water to sink a battleship,” said Bennett, a board member of the school and pastor of a Lexington, Okla., church.

The 60-year-old Moore resident said the center had received so much donated new and used clothing that it could not take any more.

Two days after the EF-5 tornado that hit southwest Oklahoma City and Moore, Southwest Christian was handing out water, food, clothing, diapers, toiletries, shovels – even light bulbs.

Items for immediate use were grabbed most frequently.

Volunteers planned to be at Southwest Christian as long as people need help and supplies, Bennett said. Help has come from across the country, and even the day care’s children have volunteered their time.