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Ala. Residents Send Donations to Tornado Victims

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
MOORE, OK - MAY 20:  People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

MOORE, OK - MAY 20: People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- About $30,000 worth of donations and supplies are headed to Oklahoma to help tornado victims.

Reports say that a group of Franklin County, Ala., residents decided to do something to help just hours after seeing tornadoes destroy parts of Oklahoma on Monday.

Many people in Franklin County witnessed the destructive power of tornadoes first hand during the April 27, 2011 outbreak that hit Alabama.
Community members in Franklin County took donations Tuesday through Saturday. Organizers say people from across the Tennessee Valley contributed to the effort.

The donations are expected to be sent to the Oklahoma community of Moore, where neighborhoods were flattened by a massive tornado.


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