The Woodward News

Local News

June 29, 2012

Furniture bank looks for more donations

Woodward, Okla. — The St. Peter's Catholic Church's furniture bank has been busy receiving and distributing donations for April 15 tornado victims.

"We've had wonderful donations and it's going out about as fast as it can come in," said Judy White, business manager at St. Peter's.

However, White said she is not sure of how many donations they've had thus far because no inventory has been kept.

She said the items they have received have been in very good condition and the people bringing it are always nice.  "Their hearts go out to the people directly effected by the tornado," she said.

White also said everyone who has received furniture has been very appreciative. Many of them have lost everything and are overwhelmed with this outpouring of love from the community, not only from the furniture bank, but all community groups who have been offering support, she said.

The furniture bank is "going well but we can always use more (donations)," White said.

The furniture bank will accept sofas, loveseats, chairs, recliners, coffee tables, televisions, consoles, lamps, dining or kitchen tables and chairs, shelves, dressers, chests, nightstands, desks, wall hangings, headboards and footboards, dishes, baby beds, and beds frames of all sizes but no mattresses will be accepted.

"It's a way (to help) for some people that don't really have a way to give help monetarily to the victims. They can give something they have not been using or that has been gently used," White said.

Donations cannot be picked up by the church.  So those who would like to make a donation must call and arrange to drop the furniture off at a secure location by contacting Judy White at St. Peter's Church office by calling (580) 256-5305.

Along with the church, Catholic Charities and St. Vincent De Paul have also been taking furniture for those who need it, White said.

Families and individuals affected by the tornado who need furniture, must have a referral to have access to the furniture bank.

To get a referral they must be registered with Catholic Charities, St. Vincent De Paul or the Red Cross and have communicated to those agencies a need for furniture through case work.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • State board votes again to delay education plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.

    July 24, 2014

  • Winners of Cudd Legacy award named

    Three veterans of the oil industry will receive this year's Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Award during the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention on Aug. 7 at the Woodward Conference Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit gun raffles underway

    Woodward Reserve police officers and other Woodward full time officers have come together to support one of their own.

    July 24, 2014

  • 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