Aid packages heading from Nampa to help Oklahoma tornado victims

Statesman staffMay 21, 2013 

Crisis Care Kits are loaded from Hands of Hope Northwest to be transported to tornado victims in Moore, Okla.


Crisis Care Kits from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries were heading to Moore Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, on Tuesday evening to help those displaced by Monday's destructive EF5 tornado that killed 24 people.

Hands of Hope Northwest of Nampa is the warehouse and distribution center for the kits.

“We are in full-scale disaster response here," Marshall Hollingsworth, director of finance for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. said. "We are shipping all of our boxes from Fawn Grove to Oklahoma this week. I believe many of the kits donated from the HOHNW center are being used."

Susan Sharpton, director of international shipping, and her husband, Jeff, were leaving Tuesday night with the additional kits from Hands of Hope's inventory.

More Crisis Care Kits are on the way from all over the nation.

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