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ArkLaTex donation drives and fundraisers for OK tornado victims

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Everything from baby formula to rakes have been collected for Oklahoma tornado victims. Everything from baby formula to rakes have been collected for Oklahoma tornado victims.
Donations for tornado victims are also being taken Thursday until 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless on Airline Dr. across from Applebees in Bossier City. Donations for tornado victims are also being taken Thursday until 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless on Airline Dr. across from Applebees in Bossier City.
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The donation drives and collections continue around the ArkLaTex for the victims of the Moore, OK tornado.

An 18-wheeler filled with donated supplies will head to Oklahoma this afternoon, thanks to the efforts of students and parents at First Baptist Church School in Shreveport.

The students' goal was to fill the truck with necessities for people who have lost everything in the disaster. This includes everything from toiletries and baby formula to rakes and tarps. 

Even the big rig hauling the supplies has been donated, by Rogers Truck, Inc. It will be driven by owner Travis Rogers.

And for the mother of three who started this effort, she described the community's response as an answer to prayer. "God led me to do this. He's brought all these people to help me. I haven't asked for anything and everyone's donated their time and donated their, the items and donated the location and the driver. And, God did it all," concluded Jenifer Doege.

Donations for tornado victims are also being taken Thursday until 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless on Airline Dr. across from Applebees in Bossier City. The address for this drop-off location is 2119 Airline Dr. Items that are needed are: baby wipes, diapers, baby formula, clothes, shoes, water, canned foods, socks, toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, toothbrushes, hair brushes, pet items, etc.

Supplies collected there will be loaded up Friday morning, and head out at 7 a.m.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is sending out 210 cases of gallon water, 432 cases of bottled water, and 2,028 cases of assorted snack food items to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to aid the victims of the deadly tornado. The truck left Thursday morning headed for Oklahoma.

The Cass County Cowboy Church is having a Fish Fry on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. That's at 7701 US 59 in Atlanta, TX. $10 all you can eat, 8 and under free. An auction will follow the fish fry. All donations and profit from the fish fry and auction will be donated to Oklahoma tornado victims. Organizers say donations for auction items as well as money and other items to be donated to the storm victims will also be accepted.

Bossier schools are also getting in on the act. Ten schools are raising money by allowing students to make a donation in exchange for wearing jeans, observing no-uniform day, mixing it up or having crazy dress day.

Benton Middle School is also sponsoring a toothbrush drive. All students were being asked to bring new toothbrushes to the 6th and 7th grade Honors Assembly or the 8th grade Crossover Ceremony. If you would like to go by there to see the result of their community service project, let me know.

Also, Haughton Middle School is in the middle of a 3-day fundraiser. The school has already raised $1,500. On the last day of school, HMS will have "Friday Fun Games" in the gym. Students can participate for $5 in tug-o-war, a faculty/student basketball game and a three-point shoot-out. The first session of games will be from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. for 6th graders and 11:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. for the 7th and 8th graders.

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