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Google commits $150,000 to Oklahoma storm relief

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OKLAHOMA CITY  — Google has committed $150,000 to aid with the storm relief effort in Oklahoma.

The company posted the announcement to its g+ page today.

The funds will come from Google.org and employee support.

“Oklahomans have proven their resilience time and time again and that the Oklahoma Standard will not be broken,” said Andrew Silvestri, Google’s Oklahoma Public Affairs Manager. “While our hearts break for everyone who has been impacted by these storms, we take great comfort in the compassion and courage of the thousands of Oklahomans supporting their neighbors and who are committed to rebuilding their local communities.”

Governor Fallin declared a state of emergency in all 77 Oklahoma counties on Wednesday.

“In our time of need, Google continues to demonstrate its commitment to Oklahoma,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said. “Our state’s business community plays a central role in supporting Oklahomans during times of crisis. By working together, the public and private sectors can bring much-needed relief to the many Oklahoma families affected by these storms.”

Google operates a data center in Mayes County, Okla.

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