ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – The hashtag — #STL4OKC — is the name of the local effort underway to collect supplies for tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.
KMOX Radio is a partner, and so is Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, whose family lives not far from where the twister struck.
“Growing up in Oklahoma — tornadoes are just part of life,” Bradford said at a press conference Wednesday. “When one comes through the city you’re very thankful that it didn’t hit your house or your families house, but you always know that the next time one comes through it very well could hit your neighborhood.”
Items asked range from new baby items, personal toiletries, cleaning and building supplies, pet food, blankets, and batteries.
“These folks have lost everything, they don’t have socks, they don’t have underwear, they don’t have T-shirts, they don’t have shoes,” said event organizer John Nickels with Switch Marketing.
He says organizers will be at the Kirkwood Commons or Loughborough Commons collecting donations until 7 p.m.
Rams QB Sam Bradford is expected to make an appearance at the Kirkwood Commons around 4:30 p.m. today.
“We hope by 8 o’clock tomorrow morning this is all on a truck on its way to Oklahoma,” said Nickels. “Which will mean, we will have aid in their hands less than five days after the disaster.”