Moore Ok Tornado #1: Help needed!!!!

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Blog entry by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 05-21-2013 03:31 PM 1611 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello fellow lumberjocks, I just wanted to give you guys an update on my hometown and the devastation that went through last night. As some of you may or may not know, a deadly F5 tornado blew through Moore Oklahoma last night about 3:30 PM. It has completely wiped out about 50% of the town. Many people are left without homes and most of the town is left without power and water. This has been a very trying time for a lot of the residents of the city of Moore. The Red Cross is taking donations from anybody who would like to donate. If you are interested you can text “Redcross” 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can verify this on .
I would like to thank you all in advance for any help that you can give my hometown. Just so you know, my home and workshop was untouched by about six blocks south of my location. However, there are many families in need of assistance. Please give all that you can, thank you

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 04:53 PM

Just saw the footage on our news broadcast… devastating. No words can subscribe such a disaster. We had a F3 tornado last year passing just across the valley. Many houses were damaged, but nobody got hurt.

I think there is a big challenge for architect, builders and building inspectors. These hurricanes are so common in your part of the world, it’s already taken to long to get new buildings (and regulations) up to be able to be a shelter during these threat-full events. There are many solutions, and no, they are not the old 2by4rs. With buildings that can stand earthquakes, rockets that go to Mars, Drones that that fly and are controlled from the other side of the world proves that the knowledge must be there to make a design that stands strong in these circumstances.

And no, I realize that it’s not the time right now to get in discussions, nor is it likely that this way of building houses will change. But for them who lost everything… they should be helped and shouldn’t be afraid the next time a hurricane comes along.

My thoughts are with all the people who lost relatives and homes….

And I hope the local government has the same solutions as they had over here last year. “Just rebuild or repair your house, we’ll sort out the money and insurance papers later”. The people over here started with that the next day. And although it will be difficult for those who are in that situation right now…. There’s no other choice than to go on….

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 06:46 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you …

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 07:23 PM

Hiding from a tornado this strong is hard to do unless you have a tornado shelter in your home. I realize why most people don’t. It’s just difficult for most people to scrape up enough money. The devastation of this tornado was unbelievable. My prayers are with you folks and hope that everyone is able to rebuild. Of course the ones who lost a loved one cannot replace the loss. I just hope that all of you are able to stick together and help each other recover just like you have in the past.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 12:42 AM

Hang in there Drew. There has been an outpouring of support from my area already (Tulsa) and more is coming.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 03:30 AM

Thank you guys, I am touched by your comments and support. Hopefully the families of Moore Oklahoma will benefit from your kindness and generosity!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 10:38 AM

Glad you are ok. My thoughts have been with you all. Know that help was sent from Joplin and Convoy of Hope from Springfield is there with assistance. I gladly support them but not the red cross as still have a bad taste from my time in the service with their dealings.

-- Kepy

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#7 posted 05-22-2013 12:19 PM

Good to hear that you escaped the devastation, Drew.
When disasters strike the heartland, an outpouring of help is norm. It makes one proud to be an American.
My $$ went to the Salvation Army instead of the Red Cross, for the same reason Kepy cited.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 01:40 PM

Yeah, I just learned something about the Red Cross too. Even though you’re making a donation for the Moore Oklahoma relief, not all of your money goes towards Moore because it is a national fund not a specific fund. So, with that known, just give all you can to whatever foundation or charity to help the Moore Oklahoma victims. Thank you once again for all that you have done so far. Your outpouring of support has really touched everybody here!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#9 posted 05-22-2013 02:15 PM

drew i am pretty close to you. I was at work but my home is south of the area by a little less than a mile. I am on the other side of the highway from you.

-- Got Wood?

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 02:56 PM

Well nice to meet a fellow Moore Oklahoman. I’m glad that you and your family were okay and your house didn’t get damaged. We’ll have to meet up sometime.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#11 posted 05-23-2013 04:23 AM

My wife and I have been watching the news non stop! We are happy to know you and your family are ok Drew. It’s so sad what has happen in Moore and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Moore.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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