Charities see influx of aid in tornado's wake

By: SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
By: SEAN MURPHY Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an infusion of donations from around the country as Americans open up their pocketbooks to help people in the Sooner State.

Several of those charities also will likely see a boost in giving Wednesday when a several country music stars with Oklahoma ties take to the stage at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City for a telethon, "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," to benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

Performers include Oklahoma native Blake Shelton and his Grammy Award-winning wife, Miranda Lambert, as well as Oklahoma natives Vince Gill and Reba McEntire.

The money raised through the telethon will go directly to the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

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