These groups are gathering donations for residents affected by a tornado that struck Moore on Monday afternoon. We'll be updating this list, so email additional information to email@example.com
- The Bank of Commerce has established a "Moore Relief Project" fund, which will go directly to tornado victims there. Call 405-256-5110 to help.
- Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 through your phone bill, or donate here.
- Salvation Army , text STORM to 80888 for a $10 charge through your phone bill, or visit their website.
- American Red Cross, text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or visit their website.
- Presidential Boutique at 119 N. Mustang Rd. is selling special "Pray Oklahoma" T-shirts and donating the profits to the Red Cross.
- Mustang High School students and staff at Lakehoma and Mustang elementary schools are collecting donations for the Moore tornado victims. Remember Wednesday is the last day for classes in Mustang.
- Businesses and organizations offering drop-off sites include Mustang Christian Academy, Wild Hero Coffee, Bridge Kids Learning Center, Heart Strings Cards and Gifts, Okie Express Car Wash, Serendipity Salon, Hair Razzors Style Salon, Big O Tires and Arbor House Assisted Living Center.
- New Dimensions Church members will collect donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday as well as Wednesday evening. The church is located at 701 N. Cemetery Road.
- Lakehoma Church of Christ members will collect donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
- First Baptist Church of Mustang has parked a trailer out front and is loading donations today.
- Canadian Valley Baptist Church workers are collecting donations at their offices.
- Orange Leaf Mustang will join other local Orange Leaf stores through Friday in donating 25 percent of all Sales to the Convoy of Hope, a charity organization that is on the ground in Moore assisting the response teams.
- Mustang will hold a community blood drive on June 11 at Town Center. Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking to this drive to help replenish supplies following disaster response efforts.
NOTE: Rescue groups are asking for cash donations first, but needed items include bottled water, toiletries, gloves, clothing, Gatorade, diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes, formula, power bars, sunscreen, cereal bars, batteries, wash rags and towels.
ALSO KEEP IN MIND: Interstate 35 in the Moore area and Interstate 44 at the Canadian River Bridge remain closed. Traffic for the Tuttle, Bridge Creek, Newcastle, Blanchard and Norman areas will continue to be diverted through Mustang along state Highway 152 and state Highway 4. As a result, traffic will be heavier than usual.
After almost five hours of deliberation, the jury in the Rebecca Bryan first-degree murder case found the Mustang woman guilty of killing her husband, Keith Bryan, on Sept. 20, 2011. The jury also recommended the maximum penalty available against Bryan, life in prison without the possibility of parole. Canadian County District Court Judge Gary Miller scheduled Bryan's formal sentencing for July 9. He also asked that a pre-sentence report be initiated.
“You could make the argument of Emily Helms being one of the top athletes ever to wear a Mustang Bronco uniform. She has seven state championships and numerous all-state selections in her career. It was an honor coaching her this year.” -- Mustang High School track coach Eric Peterson on Emily Helms, who earned her seventh individual state championship during the state track meet last weekend. The senior graduates next week and will move on to Oklahoma State University, where she will run cross country.