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Oklahoma Boy Scouts Build Sift Boxes For Fire Victims

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More than 50 area boy scouts converged at Edmond's First United Methodist Church. The goal was to build 250 sift box. More than 50 area boy scouts converged at Edmond's First United Methodist Church. The goal was to build 250 sift box.
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

People who lost their homes have a unique tool to sift through what's left. The Red Cross and Boy Scouts hope it will help find some lost memories.

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More than 50 area boy scouts met at Edmond's First United Methodist Church. The goal was to build 250 sift box.

"We have one lady in the community that's scouting, and she lost everything. She's one of our leaders," Jeff Lampe said.

Jeff Lampe is a Boy Scouts volunteer. He says the Red Cross approached the Boy Scouts six months ago about building some sift boxes.

The Red Cross pays for the material. The scouts provide the labor.

Residents can pile ash in the sift boxes, then use the ropes as handles to sift through the remains. The scouts hope the boxes will allow homeowners to find precious items and valuables not destroyed by the fires.

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