After the Storm

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas

Our hearts go out to the victims of the terrible tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma.Tragically, as it stands now, 24 souls were lost in the storm, including nine children.Property damage is estimated to reach over two billion dollars.

We’re hearing from neighboring associations that as many as 38,000 people were affected, with 12,000 to 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

The loss is overwhelming.

Through it all, though, there were so many acts of courage and kindness worth noting, such as the brave teachers who protected children by laying over them to shield them from the storm.

Oklahomans have certainly proven their resiliency.

Still, they could use a helping hand.To assist where they can, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS is working with the local boards surrounding the disaster area in Moore, as well as with neighboring association executives from Missouri and Kansas who have offered their help.

They plan to distribute supplies and funds to help those in need.

If you’d like to help the tornado victims, please look for further information from the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® at the following link: