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Hollywood celebrity visits tornado victims in Steelman Estates

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Most of us probably know him from his starring roles in the Lethal Weapon movies.

But the 67-year-old actor with the trademark raspy voice is also widely known for his humanitarian efforts.

Sunday, Danny Glover, brought those efforts here to Oklahoma.

“I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to come out here and visit with those people most affected,” Glover said, while visiting families at Steelman Estates in Shawnee.

Glover was in town for a black tie reception and fundraiser at Gaillardia Country Club, with proceeds benefiting California Celebrities Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.

But Glover said he didn’t just want to rub elbows with the privileged who could afford tickets to the benefit.

“I would be remiss if I didn’t come out to see and to be with those who still live the nightmare, the continuing nightmare of what has happened,” Glover said.

“It was breathtaking actually to see him in person and know that he knows us,” Kristina Miller said, who lost her home in Steelman Estates.

Glover said he feels it’s important to keep the focus on disaster ravaged communities long after the attention has shifted.

“What we do after, how we come together, how we service those who are most affected is what is most important to me,” he said.

People can donate to the California Celebrities Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund at any First Commercial Bank location, or by phone to (405) 844-0110.