Moore, OK – Nearly a month after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving 24 dead and completely destroying upwards of 2,500 homes in the Moore area, there’s still an enormous need for support and donations for the victims beginning the long process of piecing their lives back together.
Mark Jeffreys, founder of The BASS ZONE, has spent over half of his life living in Moore, Oklahoma, and currently lives in Moore, where The BASS ZONE headquarters are located. While his home and office were unaffected by the EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore on May 20th, Jeffreys saw the devastation first hand.
“These families have lost everything,” said Jeffreys. “The outpouring of support for Moore, Oklahoma has been incredible, but there’s still a huge need for certain donations. When I saw the opportunity for The BASS ZONE and the bass fishing community to get involved and help in a small but very important way, it was a no-brainer.”
Of the thousands of families just beginning the rebuilding process, conservative estimates are that 30% of those who lost everything in the tornado did not have any homeowners insurance.
The concept behind the “Send A Limit” campaign is simple. Donate a limit (five items) to The BASS ZONE headquarters by June 30th, and The BASS ZONE will load up a truck and hand deliver the donations to the Catholic Charities of Oklahoma in Moore. The biggest need is for nonperishable canned food items, but monetary donations will also be accepted.
“Five canned goods, five pieces of clothing, five toys or five dollars, the Send a Limit donations will make a difference for the families of Moore,” said Jeffreys. “Catholic Charities of Oklahoma has done such a great job helping families providing a source for so many things we take for granted. Families are able to shop for everything from food to furniture. My family has spent time helping at the Catholic Charities location and your heart goes out for what the families are going through after the storms. ”
Elite Series pros Kenyon Hill of Norman, Oklahoma and Edwin Evers of Talala, Oklahoma have joined forces with The BASS ZONE to help spread the word and raise donations for the Send A Limit campaign. “I’ve seen how compassionate anglers can be, and this is a great way to get involved and help those who are truly in need during this challenging time,” said Evers.
Please send your limit of nonperishable canned goods, cash or other items by June 30th to:
The BASS ZONE/Z3 MEDIA
3613 Park Glenn Drive
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
For cash donations, please make checks payable to: Catholic Charities of Oklahoma