OKC Thunder donates supplies to volunteer fire departments


AMBER, Okla. — From water restrictions to water donations, Oklahomans are stepping up to help firefighters in need during this heat wave.

Many volunteer departments can’t afford the cost of bottled water and Gatorade.

With our recent wildfires, that puts fire fighters in a dangerous situation.

Life-saving liquid… water and Gatorade courtesy of the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

This was the scene in the Grady County community of Amber Wednesday. 

Thunder General Manager Sam Presti said when they heard the call from volunteer fire departments desperate for water and Gatorade, the decision to get involved was easy, given the nature of the summer crisis.

Wildfires the volunteer fire departments are battling in the record heat wear them down quickly and when they have to fight so many big fires in the summer sun the task becomes worse than brutal.

They got a helping hand from the team all of Oklahoma calls their own and the state the Thunder calls family.

The Thunder also delivered water and Gatorade to Choctaw, Harrah and Nicoma Park.

If you’d like to help, look for a volunteer fire department near you.

Call ahead and ask about needs, most are accepting donations of bottled water and Gatorade.