Moore Volunteers Fill Bus With Supplies For Bridge Creek Tornado Victims
BRIDGE CREEK, Oklahoma - In Wednesday's Bridge Creek tornado, 2,200 homes were damaged, and 100 more were destroyed. But Saturday morning, many of those in need received a sign of hope from an old friend.
Just after 9 a.m. a school bus pulled up to Bridge Creek Elementary School. It wasn't a Bridge Creek bus, but it was a bus filled with “Been There.”
Delynna Kelly teaches English and varsity cheerleading at Southmoore High School. Her family lives in Bridge Creek. Kelly organized a one-day campaign, that netted literally a school bus full of supplies for Bridge Creek families. “I was hoping for a truckload,” she smiled. “We got more than a truckload.”
Southmoore student Ashley Stover, 17, said her family lost their home when the May 20 tornado thrashed their neighborhood, which sat behind the Warren Theater.
“It was terrifying and I know it's really sad and upsetting and depressing, there's no word to describe it, and it's just good to have someone have your back,” she said, as she helped a human chain unload all kinds of items off of the Moore school bus and into the Bridge Creek gymnasium.
Bridge Creek Elementary Principal Tina Floyd became emotional when she expressed her thanks to their visitors Saturday morning from Moore. “Once you've been there and been through it, you reach out to people who need it. It's not surprising…it's amazing.” Floyd said.
The things Bridge Creek residents need most right now are cash donations, rain gear, large plastic tubs, and tarps, according to Floyd.
If you would like to help, checks can be made to the Bridge Creek Relief Committee or contribute to their GoFundMe Account.