Austin donations head for Oklahoma


by KVUE News

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 11:45 AM

AUSTIN -- Donations left Friday for the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

A truck full of donations from Austin is on its way to Oklahoma. The truck left from Hula Hut at 6 a.m. Friday.

Over the last three days and Austin father managed to collect thousands of dollars in donations and cash.

Jason Turner originally wanted to load his truck with water and head to Oklahoma, but after posting a plea for help on his Facebook page he ended up partnering with his former employer at Hula Hut.

Turner's donations are going to Little Ax and Shawnee, the areas hit by a tornado before the one in Moore.

"A lof of people don't have a church that they go to or don't have organizations that they can donate to and a lot of people get tired of the $10, which that's great, some people want to make sure it goes to where they wanted it to go to, and we're making sure they know where it's going," Turner said.

There were two pallets of water that Jason wasn't able to take with him. The general manager of Hula Hut is trying to find another group that may be headed to Oklahoma to deliver the water. Those interested should contact Hula Hut.

Here are other ways you can help the victims.

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