The Woodward News

Local News

May 23, 2013

Additional ways to assist tornado victims


Woodward, Okla. — Children's Arena of Services/First Christian Church

The Children's Arena of Services (CAS) organization in Woodward is sponsoring a "Toiletries for Tots" drive to collect needed baby items.  These include diapers, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby wash, towels, wash clothes, and even Dreft laundry detergent.  "We're taking anything that has to do with babies," CAS volunteer Kim Wilson said.  CAS personnel will be set up in the parking lot of the First Christian Church at 9th St. and Oklahoma Ave. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Thursday, May 23) accepting donations in "our big yellow box," Wilson said. Donations can also be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays at the First Christian Church office. Items will be collected at the church through June 7.

United Grocery Stores

All Homeland grocery stores, which includes both the Southgate and Westgate United stores in Woodward, are currently accepting donations for the American Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund.  Financial contributions can be made at the register in increments of $1, $5, and $10.  And if customers are purchasing items to donate, all stores will have bins set up to collect the items at the front of the store.  The items will be distributed to rescue workers, volunteers and victims, with 100 percent of all financial contributions going directly to the tornado relief efforts.

Woodward Public Schools

Since at least 2 schools were greatly impacted by the large tornado that hit Moore, the Woodward Public School District has agreed to establish collection centers at each of the school sites in the district.

Superintendent Tim Merchant said needed items include water, gloves, work boots, packaged snacks, diapers and baby wipes to help meet the needs of those affected throughout the Moore community.

The schools will also be taking financial donations, which will go to the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators (CCOSA) to be "distributed directly to those affected in the schools," Merchant said.

"It's much like the Boomer Relief Fund that we had here to help those in our school district last year," he said.

 If you would like to contribute monetarily toward this effort, Merchant said checks should be made payable to CCOSA School Tornado Relief Fund.

The superintendent said that donations will be accepted through Thursday as the school district will be sending collections down to the Moore area on Friday.

Text Only
Local News
  • Tulsa man looking for military friend

    There are times in everyone's life when you think back and wonder whatever happened to those old friends from your past.

    July 23, 2014

  • Zoning change approved by commission

    Monday night Woodward city commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that was contested by one local man who was protesting because he wants the neighborhood to continue its residential growth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tangier Reunion set for Saturday, Sunday

    When Barbara (Allison) Merwin thinks back to the years she spent in the classrooms of Tangier High School, it takes a few moments for her to recall how school life was 60 years ago.

    July 23, 2014

  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014

  • Common Core repeal has educators worried

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40 state which have implemented the standards.

    July 22, 2014

  • web1.jpg Travelers win Connie Mack state championship

    Down 2-0 and down to their final three outs, the Traveler Majors delivered a championship rally in the seventh inning Sunday.

    July 20, 2014 9 Photos

  • Hearing set on rezoning

    City commissioners will tackle rezoning items and a licensing agreement amendment Monday evening at the regularly scheduled meeting of the City of Woodward and Woodward Municipal Authority.

    July 20, 2014