A whirlwind of activity

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When Raelynn Opdyke heard about the tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., on May 20, she decided she had to do something.


“It was really sad,” she said. “And I thought, what if that happened to us? We wouldn’t have anything.”

With a little help from her friends, including Kaitlyn Davis and Camryn Wallen, she’s been gathering items for the victims of the disaster.


So far they’ve had a lot of help as they’ve gathered toiletries, shoes, household items, toys and cash.

Their Girl Scout Troop pitched in $50 (Troop 43854) and a local exercise class threw in more than $350.


Every penny goes to purchase and ship the goods to a local church in Moore that is helping with distribution.


To lend a hand, contact Tonya Opdyke at 360-797-4810 or Heather Wilkinson at 460-2139.


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