After devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma City and North Texas, 4 Wheel Parts, has established a donation drive through the American Red Cross to assist victims. The Moore, Oklahoma 4 Wheel Parts store was near the tornado’s destructive path, motivating the company to launch a united nationwide effort to aid the ravaged communities of both states. Donations can be made onsite at 4 Wheel Parts stores across North America.
The relief effort is underway and 4 Wheel Parts has agreed to match donations of up to $10,000. Company President & CEO Greg Adler says “4 Wheel Parts will match up to $10,000 dollars when people donate to the relief effort.” Although the Moore, Oklahoma personnel and their families are safe, the area nearby is devastated. “We want all our store employees and the surrounding communities affected to know they’re in our thoughts and prayers. The relief fund is a way to show our support and make a difference.”
The deadly Oklahoma twister stretched over a mile wide with winds reaching 210 m.p.h. Oklahoma storm chaser Chris McBee described it as an “elephant trunk” and said he hoped local residents had heard the warnings. While FEMA disaster workers were sent to the town of Moore to help with support in the aftermath, another tornado touched down in the area. In the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas, tornadoes demolished the towns of Granbury and Cleburne a week before they hit Moore.