Texomans pour out to donate to Moore, despite storms

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS -- Even as rain came down in Grayson County, donations continued to pour into the Grayson College Police Department for Moore, Oklahoma.

"Diapers and formula and water bottles, wipes...." Grayson College Patrol Office Allison Alexander said.

This is just one of more than 20 groups across Texoma, collecting goods for Moore.

"We had to go after seeing the devastation that they've taken," Alexander said.

"People donated anything from a dollar, up to $20, whatever they had in their pockets and we ended up getting almost $400," Jamie Wagoner said.

Wagoner works at the college.

She was inspired to collect funds and donate supplies after hearing that someone she knows is still searching for a relative in the destruction.

"There was a man that I work with whose sister-in-law's family, their son was still missing as of last night," Wagoner said.

The mission to donate is also personal for patrol officer Allison Alexander.

It took her hours after the storm to reach her cousin Chris Kelly, who's stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Moore.

"It took hours, actually. The cell service was not good, so it was a while before we heard back from them," Alexander said.

Alexander and other first responders are on a wait-list to be called in to assist in the relief efforts.

She says they're anxious to help their neighbors to the north.

"And just thankful because you never know. I mean, with the weather we have here today, you have to always keep your eye on the sky and take weather precautions," Alexander said.

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