Water bottle donation

Oklahoma National Guard Recruiter Ashleigh Haskins and Claremore High School Athletics member work together to stack piles of water bottles to send to tornado victims.

Major Coy Jenkins of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office created a local campaign to collect supplies for the victims of the historic Dec. 10th tornado.

Jenkins and his team set up at Walmart, Lowe's, Reasor's, and Atwoods Wednesday and collected packages of bottled water from the community. The campaign netted over 1,200 cases of water.

“I developed a plan to solicit packaged bottles of water from our Rogers County community, and the campaign became much larger than I had ever imagined,” Jenkins said. “We truly have the most generous and considerate community anywhere in the country.”

Jenkins' campaign also raised more than $800, which will be used to purchase additional supplies for the victims.

“Seeing the images of the Dec. 10th tornadoes that wiped out entire communities in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee reminded me of the scenes of destruction that I had witnessed in Joplin and Moore,” Jenkins said. “I knew we could develop some type of local campaign to assist our neighbors in those five states.”

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