Sam Bradford, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, is trying to help draw attention to the devastation and difficult relief effort in Oklahoma City after an incredibly powerful tornado hit on Monday, killing dozens, including children, destroying homes and schools and more.
Oklahoma City is, after all, his hometown.
Bradford was apparently in Oklahoma City on Monday when the tornado hit. Bradford is back in St. Louis, unharmed, and yesterday drew attention to the disaster with a press event alongside Mayor Francis Slay.
Here's the full announcement from the city with details on donations:
Goods Donation Drive
Thursday, May 23rd 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Broadway & Spruce across from Gate One at Busch Stadium (Tums Parking Lot) Friday, May 24th 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Loughborough Commons I-55 & Loughborough Kirkwood Commons I-44 & Lindbergh
Each location will be equipped with a tractor trailer and packed as we receive donations.At least one 53' tractor-trailer loaded with 50,000 lbs of new goods and supplies will depart immediately after the donation drive to deliver #STL4OKC donations to Oklahoma City.
New and Prepackaged Supplies Needed
·Baby Items - Diapers, wipes, formula, Pedialyte or equivalent ·Personal needs - lip balm, Insect repellant, bathroom tissue, feminine hygiene products, sunscreen, eye drops, first aid supplies, wet wipes, toiletries
·Cleaning supplies - bleach, disinfectant, paper towels
·Building and packing materials -small hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, nails, crow bars, saws, screws, work gloves, plywood, Duct tape, heavy duty garbage bags, storage containers, nylon rope, large plastic containers tarps
·Pet supplies - food, kitty litter, pet bowls
·Children shoes, socks, underwear, clothes, sports equipment (balls)
·Batteries (C and D sizes)
CASH Donations can be made , calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.Your cash donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to residents of impacted areas.