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Recipients of Moore Tornado Donated Funds

Another Gift Card delivery by member Tami Marr-Crum
“I delivered the tornado relief money to the Quick family while visiting Jackson  in the hospital. Michael was speechless and extremely appreciative. Jackson enjoyed hearing that people all over the United States sent money to help. It was awesome to see his beautiful grin, and then his jaw drop, while he counted the abundant fortune.

Jackson has more surgery today. Skin grafts to repair areas on his body deeply cut by tornado debris. He will be in the hospital for awhile.  He looks forward to starting 3rd Grade at Briarwood Elementary in a few weeks. In between Jackson’s surgeries and PT sessions, Michael is working on plans to build a new house in a different part of Moore.

I know the Quicks will make very good use of every dollar as they try to rebuild their lives.  Many thanks to the Health Underwriters for generously making a positive difference in the world.”

Michael and Jackson Quick

Michael and Jackson Quick

 

Barb Mitchell, Gallagher employee and coworker of OKAHU board member Sherry Richey, lost her home. Barb has already committed to rebuild and she was so thankful for the $300 in gift cards to help her in in that endeavor. OKAHU President, Jeff Walraven and board members Sherry Richey and Dana Nursick were elated to be able to deliver these donations from our partner chapters around the nation.

Gift Card Delivery

(Left to right: Dana Nursick, Barb Mitchell, Sherry Richey, Jeff Walraven)

Barb’s two dogs

Barb’s two dogs

Barb Mitchell's House

Barb Mitchell’s House

TAHU Board member Lan Miller’s Brother & Sister in-laws was a total loss. OKAHU Board members Leah-Anne Janway, Andy Bigbie, and OKAHU member Jim Hampton were elated to deliver $300 in gift cards to Kelly Miller. Kelley was extremely excited to be able to take these gifts cards to help her and her family get back on their feet. Adam/Kelly Miller live in Newalla, OK.

Gift Card Deliver

(Left to right: Andy Bigbie, Leah-Anne Janway, Lan Miller, Kelly Miller, Jim Hampton)

Lan Miller Family Brother and Sister In-Laws Home

Lan Miller Family Brother and Sister In-Laws Home

Lan Miller Family Brother and Sister In-Laws Home

Lan Miller Family Brother & Sister In-Laws Home

Teresa Thomas , OKAHU Board Member Leah-Anne Janway’s Sister in Law had significant roof damage and cannot live in her house until repairs are made. She was so grateful to receive $300 worth of gift cards to help with the many needs that come about when you are displaced from your residence.

Gift Card Delivery

(Left to right: Leah-Anne Janway, Teresa Thomas)

M’Chai George-Enoch’s home was a total loss.  M’Chai, the niece of OKAHU Board member Sherry Richey, was elated to receive $300 in gift cards to help with her many needs. Sherry and OKAHU Board Member Dana Nursick were honored to be the messengers of such goodwill.

Gift Card Delivery

(Left to right: Sherry Richey, M’Chai George-Enoch, Dana Nursick and M’Chai’s son)

M'Chai George Enoch's House

M’Chai George Enoch’s House

M'Chai George Enoch's House

M’Chai George Enoch’s House

Amber Dedmon, lost her home and all personal property. OSAHU President, Barry Wilson was able to give $100 in gift cards to Amber, who is an employee of one of his clients in Moore. Amber was very appreciative of the gift.

OKAHU President, Brad Williams, was elated to be able to deliver $300 in gift cards to his significant other.  She had major roof damage and flooding and was overwhelmed at the generosity of our National members. Brad was also able to give the Morales family who lives across the street $50 in gift cards.

Julie Lewis, OKAHU member Dick Case’s daughter, lost their truck, home and everything else in it. They were fortunate that their son was picked up from the Plaza Elementary School before the tornado hit. They are very thankful for the Visit from OKAHU board member Connie Morgan who delivered $300 in gift cards.

OKStrong – OKAHU President Jeff Walraven and incoming President Brad Williams will be delivering checks totaling $1100 to OKStrong. Gov. Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, established the OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore and the May 19 tornado near Shawnee.

OKAHU Member Debbie Littlejohn‘s house was heavily damaged and declared a total loss. Gift cards will be delivered to her from donations that have been coming in the past several days.