From Omaha to Oklahoma

Lindsey Theis

From Omaha to Oklahoma

CREATED Jun. 2, 2013

Omaha, NE- Even though it's been almost two weeks since a devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, Omahans won't forget those still in need.

Saturday the Omaha Storm Chasers minor league baseball team returned home from road games in Oklahoma City.
Every morning before their games, they helped debris ridden homeowners clean up.

The salvation army of Omaha is also sending more aid. Monday emergency disaster services specialist Angela Gillespie will join a team in Moore, specializing in crisis stress.

"These are people that are specifically trained in emotional and spiritual care. So I am going to go down and talk to people and listen to their stories and be a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold," Gillespie said.

She will be there for two weeks, and says she will think of her family while she is helping others.

"I want to be that person for these families down there I want them to know that there are people all over the world that care about them that don't even know them," she said.

Organizers also raised more than 1,500 dollars at a Zumba event Sunday morning in Aksarben Village.  

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