Thousands donated from Hy-Vee canisters to Oklahoma tornado victims

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After an EF5 tornado swept through Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, 2013, residents are still trying to pick up the pieces, and donations still are coming to their aid.

On Thursday, July 25 Hy-Vee Stores presented the American Red Cross with a check for $4,700. Canisters had been placed outside the stores for customers to drop in any spare change for the tornado victims.

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“It’s literally change,” said the regional communications manager, Kasey Kelly. “You know you hear ‘change can make a difference’ and you hear it and this is a great chance for it to register and you can see what a large amount can come of people dropping quarters, and dollars, and dimes into a jar.”

Donations dropped in those canisters will help pay for supplies which will be given to those who lost their homes.