I will start by apologising for posting this here as I know it is not FliteTest related but to be honest with you, I feel like this place is a part of my family. I have communicated with many of you and sharing such a great hobby can't help but bring some of us close together.
Some of you may have heard that a massive Tornado recently struck Moore, Oklahoma leaving 30 square miles leveled to the ground. I live roughly 10 miles South of the destruction path and was very lucky to have no family directly impacted. However this state is my home, and therefore these people are my neighbors and I feel like I have to try and help. I am one, but together we are many.
At it's widest the damage path was 2.25 miles wide, so far a loss of life of 24 of which 9 were children. And unfortunately the search effort has currently only covered roughly 65% of the damage path.
I come here not necessarily asking you to open your wallets but please open your hearts to these people, these families, and these children. If you are religious, please pray, if not, please give them your thoughts.
If you are local, the Red Cross and the various groups of first responders are in desperate need of the following items: Water, Diapers, Formula, Sports Drinks, Ice, Coolers. Starting in the next few days they will be in need of Gloves, Socks, Trash Bags, Rakes, Shovels, and Socks and Shoes.
If you are not local or you can help out financially the main group the city is asking you to donate to is the American Red Cross. They help victims and first responders both. If you wish to donate, please read the following information.
People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
To the FliteTest crew, If this post needs to be removed due to its non relevance I understand and will take no offence at all, I just feel I needed to try something to help other then the limited items and money I can personally give.
If you wish to see and learn more about this disaster I leave the following links:
Thank you all for your thoughts and your prayers, again these do not need to go to me, they need to be for the individuals and families affected by this disaster.