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Westbrook Brings Christmas To Many Kids
Oklahoma City Thunder guard, Russell Westbrook, made it his
mission to make sure kids in foster care have a happy holiday.
“There are kids in the program that may wake up and think
they won’t get a gift. I think it’s important every kid gets a gift regardless
of what it may be,” Westbrook said.
Westbrook teamed up with Citizens Caring For Children to
host a Christmas party for 80 Oklahoma City children living in foster care.
“Kids have told me that they don't think Santa will find
them because they move around so much in foster care,” said Amy Mitchell, Executive
Director of CCC.
Mitchell says the holidays can be a hard time for kids in
“They have been taken out of their homes. They don’t have a
lot and sometimes don’t get a lot.”
Westbrook handed out gift bags full of shoes, a t-shirt and
a backpack. He called the kids up individually to get their gift.
“The kids want to dance, cartwheels as you seen, high fives.
It’s just amazing ya know,” said Westbrook.
While the kids were beyond grateful for their gifts,
Westbrook says he got the greatest gift of all.
“Just about having fun, interacting with the kids, listen to
them, let them talk. Just communicate and see their faces when events like this
Posted: Sunday, December 16 2012, 09:58 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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