In late May, 2013 a series of tornadoes ripped through the US Midwest and Great Plains region. Two devastating tornadoes hit the southern Oklahoma City Area. An EF4 tornado struck a rural area in the town of Shawnee, OK on May 19, followed by a massive EF5 tornado that ripped through the area of Moore, OK on May 20. Twenty-six people were killed, including 10 children.
With winds close to 200 mph, the tornado leveled almost everything in its path, impacting an estimated 10,000 people and damaging approximately 2,400 homes. MFR partnered with All Hands Volunteers to support their work in the community of El Reno to help clean fields and farmland of debris, gut homes and put their lives back together. The $25,000 raise for Oklahoma Tornado Relief were used to cover cost of transporting volunteers (vehicles/fuel; getting them into the field/onto project sites), and equipping them with the tools needed to clear fields, remove debris and deconstruct houses and other structures.DONATE NOW