The massive tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday was about fifteen to twenty minutes from my school, and began only ten minutes away from my dad’s house. Everyone I know and love is safe and accounted for, and my dad’s house sustained no damage, but the devastation so close to where my loved ones and I live is absolutely unimaginable. Please take a moment to pray, send good vibes, whatever you need to do, to the people who have lost loved ones or all they own. I cannot even begin to express how proud I am of the fortitude of the people in my adopted state. One mother on the news summed it up for me: “Yes, I lost everything, but my kids are alright. So we’re fine.” I’m praying with all my heart for recovery and peace to the area.
Note: If you are in OKC, you can help by donating food, water, and other supplies to the local Red Cross, or by giving blood.