The Moore American

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September 11, 2013

School Shelter Fund grows



“The Shelter Oklahoma Schools project has only been around a few months and it is already producing results. Their stated goal is to fundraise to assist in the construction of storm shelters. In a very short time span, this project has raised millions of dollars, which is going directly toward assisting school districts in their quest to keep our children safe come storm season.”

“This project has continued to generate interest and attention to the goal of building a safe room or storm shelter in every school in the state,” said state Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City. “The support we’ve received so far has been amazing and this generous donation from the Farm Bureau will help to keep this project going strong.”

While Moore has been the focus of this project after the devastating tornado hit in May, this initiative is for the entire state, said state Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore.

“This donation from the Farm Bureau just goes to show how important this project is to rural communities across the state,” Rep. McBride said. “This is not an urban vs. rural deal here. Shelter Oklahoma Schools is for all Oklahomans, and we’re happy to have a great partner such as the Oklahoma Farm Bureau support this venture to bring safety and security to schools from Broken Bow to Guymon.”

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