Local volunteers head to Oklahoma

Local volunteers head to Oklahoma

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by Mike Benner

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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 7:58 AM

SILVERTON, Ore...  Sheldon Traver and at least eight others will be taking supplies to Moore, Oklahoma this weekend. 

The volunteers from Silverton's Church of the Nazarene plan to spend about a week in Oklahoma, helping people in Moore clean-up after this week's tornado.

"This is about going down and helping people and that's what they need," said Traver.

The trip means a lot to Traver's friend and fellow church member, Angela McGraw.

"As far as I know everyone I know was pretty much safe," said McGraw.

McGraw lived in Moore and taught at one of the schools leveled by the twister.

"I'm not in a place I can go help," said McGraw.  "I'm glad we can participate in some way."

For most of the volunteers headed to Tornado Alley, this will be their first time seeing devastation of this magnitude.

"It's total destruction," said Matthew Straw.

"There are some nerves in there," added Channon Macbean.  "For the most part I'm excited."

If you would like to donate supplies for the volunteers' trip to Oklahoma you can visit the church's website at www.silvertonnaz.org.

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