Moore Oklahoma

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY LAUNCHES RELIEF DRIVE TO AID OKLAHOMA TORNADO SURVIVORS

 

May 27, 2013 (San Diego) – “Our school community was deeply saddened as we learned of the magnitude of the widespread devastation caused in the community of Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. The absolute destruction has profoundly affected the lives of thousands of the residents in that area,” Chaim Heller, head of the San Diego Jewish Academy wrote in a letter to parents of students.  “Jewish tradition teaches us "Al Taamod al dam re'echa" (Do not stand idly by while our neighbors are in pain). San Diego Jewish Academy has a longstanding tradition of reaching out to help any and all who are in need. We believe that our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and (acts of loving kindness) are essential components of our instructional program at San Diego Jewish Academy.”

KSON TO RAISE MONEY FOR OKLAHAMA VICTIMS WEDNESDAY IN LAKESIDE

 

May 21, 2013 (Lakeside) – KSON radio will be at the Lakeside Park and Ride at Highway 67 and Mapleview tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. collecting donations to help tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. 

Local residents are invited to drive through and drop off cash donations.  Everyone who donates will also be entered in a contest to win two tickets to Taylor Swift’s sold-out concert August 15.

TORNADO LEVELS 600 HOMES IN OKALAHOMA

 

San Diego search dog aids in search for survivors

By Miriam Raftery

May 20, 2013 (San Diego) – One of the worst tornadoes in recorded history has ravaged the Okalahoma City suburb of Moore, killing at least 51 people, injuring 120 including many children, and destroying 500 homes. The two-mile-wide twister destroyed an elementary school and entire neighborhoods nearby.

Eight Search Dog Foundation rescue teams have been dispatched to search the rubble for survivors.  One of the search dogs, George, was recruited from Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group in San Diego.