IAEP members are among those affected by the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on May 20, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds, and leaving thousands homeless.
Our members with Local R8-20 Paramedics Plus of Oklahoma City are currently working to ensure the safety of their community, despite being directly affected by the tornado themselves. They have been working around the clock to aid others, even though their own homes and families have been struck. In the first two days since the tragedy, the IAEP has learned of four members who have lost their homes and several others whose homes are within the disaster area.
“Our hearts go out to these responders during this tragic time and we salute their inspirational, selfless actions,” said IAEP National Director Phil Petit. “We’re keeping everyone affected in our thoughts and prayers.”
What we can do to help
Although words may be inadequate to help our friends in Oklahoma, we can show our support through action. In conjunction with NAGE Charities, IAEP urges you to help our members affected by this tragedy through donations to:
Oklahoma Tornado Fund
C/O NAGE Charities
159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
Checks made out with the notation “Oklahoma Tornado Fund” will be directed solely to relief for those affected. NAGE National President David J. Holway has also committed to NAGE matching each donation up to the first $15,000 donated to the relief fund.