Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Letters to the Editor

March 6, 2009

Relief effort pays off

Dear Editor,

The Pauls Valley High School Key Club would like to sincerely thank all of the generous people from around the community who donated items and assisted with the Lone Grove tornado relief effort.

After the first few days of the drive, we were getting a little worried due to the lack of donations received.

However, after a few more days of spreading the word, the people of Pauls Valley and the surrounding area came through.

We are proud to say that we took a full trailer down to Lone Grove loaded with everything from food items to common household items.

We took the trailer to the First Baptist Church of Lone Grove, and as we were unloading the trailer of goods and taking them into the building, I could not help but notice the various people and families in the building receiving assistance and trying to recover from this tragedy.

Something in particular I thought was interesting was a woman from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) came up to me and asked where we were from.

I told her that we were from Pauls Valley and that this was a community-wide effort that was put together by a high school service organization.

She said that it was very generous of us to do something like this, and that she has been to many disaster areas around the United States, but she is always so impressed by Oklahomans and how they take care of each other in times such as this.

Making a difference. Thanks again Pauls Valley!

PVHS Key Club Members

Key Club Sponsor Drew Etheredge

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