In the last 72 hours, Oklahoma as a whole has been tested with many challenges. On Monday, May 20, 2013, one of the worst tornados in the history of our state left thousands upon thousands of Oklahomans dealing with the loss of their homes, possessions, and in some cases, their loved ones. I was on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma the following day, and words cannot describe the heartbreaking scene of witnessing local Muslim families and others that lost their homes, salvage what they could of their belongings.
In the wake of the devastation, CAIR Oklahoma, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, Mercy Youth Club, and the Islamic Society of Tulsa have come together to gather donated items for the victims of the May 20 tornados. In only a matter of two days, our community has collected enough items to supply food, water, baby supplies, and hygiene items to over ten thousand Oklahomans. In the coming days, we will be distributing these supplies to Oklahomans in need in the effected areas.
CAIR Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Muslim community stands in full support of all efforts to send aid and
relief to our fellow neighbors impacted by these devastating tornados and we offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost so much. It is our sincerest belief that if we stand together as Oklahomans, we can make it through these difficult times together and help rebuild our great state.
Please continue to support the efforts of relief organizations throughout the state that are working on many fronts to help victims of recent disaster.
Executive Director, CAIR Oklahoma