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Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Seek Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Years after the Oklahoma City bombing more than $12 million in donated funds remains and survivors say the foundation in charge of most of it has denied requests to pay for surgery and other needs.
Deloris Watson says her grandson-- P.J. Allen -- was denied travel and medical expenses since his lungs were nearly destroyed in the 1995 blast.
The foundation that provides oversight of the funds is the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Foundation President Nancy Anthony told the Tulsa World that the foundation has stretched donations for years because of sound investments and that survivors who feel they were wrongly denied payment can appeal to its board of trustees.
Former Gov. Frank Keating said he believes the focus should be on helping people rather than preserving the fund principal.
Posted: Sunday, November 4 2012, 05:17 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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