Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
As tornado survivors in Oklahoma gather a more clear idea to the extent
of damage from Monday's twister, relief continues to pour in from all over
the country, including the Tri-State.
On Wednesday, there were plenty of local grassroots efforts to aid the tornado
Church in Mason has a relatively small congregation, but they have a big
heart. Pastor Rick Groover says they have a need to help the Oklahoma
"When this hit Oklahoma, it was just a natural burden. I also
have friends out there... To want to be involved and not just sit and cry and be
moved, but to actually do something," said Groover.
Pastor Groover and his congregation have collected items like food and water to send
to Oklahoma, but plenty of other items remain on the list.
"We need a lot of work
gloves. We need mosquito repellant, sun screen, new packs of underwear and new
packs of socks," he said.
Groovers says those items will be a big help to people doing recovery work in the
There are other items needed that are being collected at Kenton
County Library branches on behalf of Matthew 25 Ministries. Library
Communications Director Robin Klaene says they're looking for items people
usually don't think about for emergencies.
"Non-perishable food, cleaning
supplies, infant care needs, soap, shampoo, toothpaste - Things like that," said Klaene.
Church received help rounding up supplies from Master Provisions, a
charitable non-profit in Florence, Kentucky.
John Eldridge with Master
Provisions says supplies come from a variety of sources.
"The Pepsi Corporation, they gave us some canned drinks. They're giving us skids of bottled water.
We've gotten some hand sanitizer products, disinfectant," explained Eldridge.
says some items are still in short supply.
"People forget the babies and one
thing we don't have anything of right now to send is diapers, toilet products
and baby food," Eldridge told FOX19.
Church plans to send two trucks with a total of 45,000 pounds of emergency
supplies to Oklahoma this weekend.
The goal is to give the tornado survivors
some help during the recovery process and a little bit of hope.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:18:00 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:50:53 GMT
Firefighters are working a fatal fire at a home located at 507 Vancleave Avenue in Ocean Springs Tuesday afternoon. Officials say at least one person is confirmed dead. WLOX News crews are on the scene.More >>
Firefighters are working a fatal fire at a home located at 507 Vancleave Avenue in Ocean Springs Tuesday afternoon.More >>