Oklahoma Scouts and Scouters ready to assist after tornadoes
Yesterday was a very surreal day in Oklahoma City. It is the third time in 14 years that I sat and watched Mother Nature rip through the city of Moore and the second time it was something I couldn’t believe I was actually watching. My heart goes out to those affected with such great loss and for some the ultimate loss of life.
Please pray for the people of Moore and the surrounding area as they try to put their lives together yet one more time.
I know there are Scouts and Scouters in the Last Frontier Council and all over the country poised and ready to help and soon you will see the Boy Scouts of America out setting the example.
Updated 1:03 p.m. May 14 with info on need for volunteers at May 21 event. See bottom of post.
Eldon Fossey, Scoutmaster of Troop 75 in Moore, Okla., was at work when the deadly tornadoes passed through yesterday, killing at least 24 and leaving horrific damage.
As soon as they got the all-clear, Eldon’s boss told everyone to leave. It took Eldon two hours to make the seven-mile drive home.
Thankfully, his house was three-quarters of a mile north of the tornado’s path. Other people in his life weren’t so lucky. A Scout in Eldon’s troop and Eldon’s brother-in-law had their houses completely leveled. When I talked to Eldon, he was on his way to his mother-in-law’s house, which was still standing but no longer structurally sound.
Understandably, Eldon had little to report as he focuses on helping his immediate family. But, thankfully, he didn’t know of any deaths in…
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