Calera gets generous donation

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CALERA, OK -- The city of Calera received a generous donation Wednesday morning to help them rebuild.

Jim Thorpe, owner of Best Express Inn and Suites, donated several thousand dollars to help residents get back on their feet.

The mayor, police chief and emergency managerment director were all on hand to accept the donation.

Emergency Management Director, Joel "Butch" Scalf, says the fund will be divided between the people in need. Each household chosen could get as much as 150 dollars.

"We saw a lot of people in need. Some can't pay their electricity bill. Some are having trouble with their roofs. And so these people need some help. And we've been blessed so we just wanted to give back to the community," said Thorpe.

If you'd like to help, you can make a donation to the Calera Citizens in Need fund. at the First United Bank in Calera.

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