Radio station organizing tornado relief

Jack Lattajlatta@civitasmedia.com

May 23, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County radio station is teaming up with local partners to help bring aid to those affected by this weeks tornado outbreak in Oklahoma.

Q95 FM radio station is teaming up with numerous partners across the region to bring aid to those in need in Oklahoma, and is asking the community for help. The tornado outbreak which occurred earlier this week ripped through Moore, Newcastle and South Oklahoma City, leaving several dead, hundreds injured, and thousands displaced.

With its partner Coleman Transport, the radio station has secured a 48-foot truck to fill with supplies which will be escorted to a Red Cross drop-off location in Moore, Okla. Pilot Fuels and other travel centers have agreed to pay for the fuel to make the 1,900-mile trip and back.

Victims are in need of non-perishable food items, diapers, dog food, garbage bags and toiletries. Those wishing to make donations can bring items to the Q95 station at 95 Jackson St. in Prestonsburg, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The truck will be made available at other locations.

According to officials with the radio station, they plan to fill the truck quickly to get the supplies to those in need as quickly as possible. For more information contact Josh Good at (606) 434-3818.