Sunday: Wildfire survivors receive outpouring of kindness
BY SUSAN HYLTON World Staff Writer
Saturday, August 25, 2012
8/25/12 at 3:41 PM
MANNFORD — Countless acts of kindness and generosity have poured out since devastating wildfires swept through Creek County on Aug. 3, destroying 376 homes and leaving more than 100 Mannford and Olive school children homeless.
Individuals, neighbors, businesses, churches and local, tribal, state and federal entities have emptied their pantries, closets and wallets because it was the right thing to do, but also because it made them feel better in response to watching human suffering.
Some took in a family or abandoned pet. Others let homeless families stay in their personal travel trailers or provided meals.
Some gave thousands of dollars to the relief effort and challenged others to give more.
There were also plenty of hugs and prayers to go around.
Read more in Sunday's World.
Norma Turner (left) hugs homeowner Joe Anaya, whose house was destroyed by wildfire. Turner found among the ashes a green ashtray made by Anaya's son. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World