Four Oklahoma schools to receive $800,000

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Community Foundation announced that $800,000 will be awarded from the Shelter Oklahoma Schools fund to four Oklahoma public schools to build storm shelters.

Schools receiving the grants are Calumet, Drummond, Moore and Western Heights Public Schools.

“It’s with great excitement and humility that we present these grants to help keep Oklahoma’s children safe,” says Shelter Oklahoma Schools co-founder Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City.

The Shelter Oklahoma Schools endowment was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation following the May 2013 storms that impacted central Oklahoma. To date, nearly $2 million in gifts have been made to the fund to help provide storm shelters in Oklahoma schools.

“I am amazed at the private sector’s outpouring of support when called upon,” says Shelter Oklahoma Schools co-founder Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore. “We are pleased to announce the next step of making our objective of providing storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools a reality.”