ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Event organizers say last week’s drive to help tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma was a huge success.

In just one 12 hour period, people all across St. Louis donated 80,000 lbs. (2 truckloads) of new merchandise, also over $18,000 in cash donations were turned over to the American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter.

In a statement, organizers from Switch Marketing said the first truck of goods was delivered Saturday afternoon (less than 5 days after the tornado) to the Oak Crest Church of Christ disaster relief station in Oklahoma City. The second load of goods is expected to be delivered by Tuesday.

The hashtag — #STL4OKC — branded the event that kicked off Thursday night and ran until Friday evening.


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