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Jun 9, 2013 11:28 PM by Jessica Holley - jholley@kristv.com

Bowling for Tornado Victims

CORPUS CHRISTI - The tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma last month destroyed not only homes but also a local bowling alley. AMF saw first hand the destruction and devastation of their Moore store.

Sunday they gave back to help Oklahomans who are still cleaning up.

Located in the heart of the destruction-- AMF Moore Lanes was flattened by May 20th's EF-5 tornado. While no one was inside the bowling alley when the twister hit, the storm affected the lives of many.

Now that the cameras have stopped rolling in Moore, Oklahoma, the aftermath remains. Families trying to piece together their lives and find the new normal.

To make sure those families continue to get the help they need $5 from the purchase bowling session at all AMF centers nation wide was donated to the American Red Cross.

"Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and help," Cindy Ames, bowler.

And for the Silva family, it was a way to continue helping the Oklahoma City metro.

"I am so glad that we came today and that this is going to help the victims for the American Red Cross I am so glad for that. There's been so many disasters going on here lately," says Amanda Silva.

She and her family donated furniture to her church right after the storm. And while the tornado's destruction is no longer the top news, Silva says we must continue to help out in any way was can.

"We have to. These are just two tragedies. I mean so many people and so lives, that yes you have to constantly keep it in our lives so that we can constantly remember and help," says Silva.

While it's just a small donation each of these bowler help to make it will help to impact the lives of many.

In total, Saratoga Lanes will donate $250 to the American Red Cross. Its donation will be added in to the more than 260 AMF bowling alleys across America.

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