A group of local residents— some of whom survived the F5 tornado that ripped through Xenia in 1974 — are raising money to adopt 12 Moore, Okla., families who are recovering from the powerful twister that flattened portions of their city.
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Donations may be made to the Green County Community Foundation, PO Box 31, Cedarville, OH. Xenia 4 Moore OK should be written in the memo line. The post office box was set up by the group.
More information about the group and the families adopted can be found on the group’s Facebook page, Xenia 4 Moore Oklahoma~Sharing The Journey, https://www.facebook.com/groups/xc4mok/
Date: May 20, 2013 Moore; April 23, 1974 Xenia
Killed: 23 Moore; 32 Xenia
Injured: 377 Moore; 1,100
Buildings destroyed: 1,150 Moore; over 1,000 Xenia
Damage estimate: $2 billion Moore; $400 million Xenia
Source: National Weather Service