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When news of the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, we here at Keepin’ it Country wanted to find a way to help and to make sure support and attention is still being given to victims in Oklahoma after the news stations had left the area. While the aftermath of the tragic tornadoes may not be making headlines anymore around the world, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area hit hardest by the disaster. That’s why we decided to organize an online charity auction for tornado relief with some of our favorite artists, labels, Festivals, and even hockey players. All proceeds from these auctions, which are to be held over the next few days right here on Keepin’ it Country, will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma and their tornado relief efforts. All donations to the organization will be used for victims and relief efforts – NOT administrative fees.
Items up for auction include VIP Grand Ole Opry Tickets and meet and greet with Sarah Darling, an autographed Love & Theft guitar, Nashville Predators tickets from Mike Fisher, an Eric Church vinyl prize pack, Boots & Hearts tickets, autographed plaques, Rascal Flatts packages and MORE! All of these items have been graciously donated to us exclusively for our event.
The devastating May tornadoes have left people stunned and wondering how to help. United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its disaster relief fund effective Monday, May 20, 2013, so individuals may contribute specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts.
1. Give online to the May Tornadoes Relief Fund located on their home page at unitedwayokc.org. If you are having trouble donating online, there are two other ways to give:
2. Give by credit card – call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or our main number: 405-236-8441
3. Give by mailing a check to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.
Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies working on the tornado relief efforts. Agencies must clearly prove services provided and demonstrate need for financial support. Organizations that receive United Way disaster fund assistance will be evaluated and held strictly accountable. As our Partner Agencies work together to meet the immediate needs in the recovery efforts, the May Tornadoes Relief Fund will serve not only immediate needs, but intermediate, and long-term care for years to come.
Please join us in helping those that need it most and show how country music cares, even when the rest of the world has started to forget. We will be releasing news about each item up for auction right here on Keepin’ it Country and through our social media pages. Items will begin to be posted tonight and over the next few days.