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May 23, 2013 11:17 AM by Caroline Flores - cflores@kristv.com

Senior to Skip Party, Donate Money to Oklahoma Victims

CORPUS CHRISTI - The images shown of what was left in Moore, Oklahoma after tornadoes blew through made many people upset. The images caused Gregory Portland High School Senior Adriana Moreno to jump into action.

"I was crying and I just knew I wanted to help and wanted to do something," said Moreno.

As soon as she decided what to do she posted this message on Facebook to let people know. In the message she said, "I've decided to use the money my parents were going to use to throw a big graduation party, to help out on whatever the people of Oklahoma need!"

"If I was in trouble or if, you know something like that happened here I would want people to come and help me," said Moreno.

She says she got nothing but good responses from her friends, family, and even strangers when she announced the cancellation of her party.

In fact so many people have reached out to her through social media that she has now set up four donation sites around the Coastal Bend including Coastal Bend Wellhead, Downing Wellhead Equipment, Pure Energy Gym, and Immaculate Conception Church. She says the feeling of being able to make a difference is one she will never forget.

"It's a really, really good feeling. I haven't been this happy in so long. It's just such... It's so great," said Moreno.

She plans on taking all the donations to Oklahoma with a small group of helpers the first week of June.

Donation Locations:

Coastal Bend Wellhead
4841 Santa Elena
Corpus Christi, Tx

Downing Wellhead Equipment
1013 Southern Minerals Road
Corpus Christi, Tx

Pure Energy gym
1006 hwy 181
Portland, Tx

Immaculate Conception Church
107 Church Street
Gregory, Texas

Here is a list of what they are asking be donated:
Monetary Donations, Hand Sanitizer, Work Gloves, Toiletries, Bottled Water, Gatorade, Wipes, Diapers, Baby Formula, Hand Towels, snacks, Sunscreen, non-perishable food, ibuprofen, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlight and batteries.

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