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Boy Scouts Help Fire Victims
Local Boy Scout troops lend multiple hands to help fire victims in need. "It's horrible, all these people's homes are burning down," said Evan Hensley, Troop 217. "After you lose your house, I mean, it's just devastating," said Tarron Ireland, Troop 777.
The young men are making sift boxes, which literally help victims sift through the ashes to find their cherished belongings. "(They can) look through and find small things of value- rings, pieces of a photo," said Hensley.
The Troops make it a team effort. "The station over there, they're cutting the wood and marking the wood. My station is cutting the screen for the sifters," said Nick O'Donnell, Troop 777.
The Scouts dedicate their time to help strangers, and possibly even some of their own. "My dad called and told me I needed to get my brother and sister out the door because there were fires going on," said Ireland. "My family's going out to our farm right now to check if our house is fine."
"There's a part in our oath that is 'to help other people at all times.' It feels pretty good inside to help people out," said O'Donnell. "250 homes burned down and it's the small things that count.
Posted: Sunday, August 5 2012, 09:23 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. highways reopened after Moore tornado
May 21, 2013 04:22 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma highway officials say Interstate 35 in Moore has reopened in both directions.
But the Transportation Department said late Monday that travel in the Moore area was still discouraged.
The agency said first responders, utility crews and others performing official duties are working in the area and need clear lanes of travel.
The department says no other highways are closed due to the storms.
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