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4 Oklahoma School Districts To Receive $800K To Build Storm Shelters

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Four Oklahoma public school districts will receive a total of $800,000 from the Shelter Oklahoma Schools Fund to build storm shelters.

Districts receiving the grants are Calumet, Drummond, Moore and Western Heights Public Schools.

9/26/2013 Related Story: More Than Half Of Oklahoma Schools Do Not Have Storm Shelters

"It's with great excitement and humility that we present these grants to help keep Oklahoma's children safe," said Shelter Oklahoma Schools co-founder Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City.

The Shelter Oklahoma Schools endowment was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation following the May 2013 storms that impacted central Oklahoma. 

To date, nearly $2 million in gifts have been made to the fund to help provide storm shelters in Oklahoma schools.

"I am amazed at the private sector's outpouring of support when called upon," said Shelter Oklahoma Schools co-founder Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore. "We are pleased to announce the next step of making our objective of providing storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools a reality."

Following is the schedule of grant presentations and grant amounts that will be awarded to each school:

Monday, Nov. 18

Calumet Public Schools - $100,000

Drummond Public Schools - $100,000

Monday, Nov. 25

Western Heights Public Schools - $100,000

Monday, Dec. 9

Moore Public Schools - $500,000

Learn more about the Shelter Oklahoma Schools Fund.

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