Wednesday, May 22, 2013

KSON Radio Team Comes to Lakeside for Moore Tornado Relief


On May 20th, 2013 a devastating EF-5 tornado cut through the central Oklahoma town of Moore. In the aftermath of this disaster two elementary schools had been destroyed, 24 people were killed, 240 people received injuries, and the tornado had cut a 20 mile path of absolute destruction through the community. In comparison this would be a path of destruction one mile wide from Lakeside to Pine Valley...! 

The crew from Lakeside Engine 2 with KSON's Morning Team of John and Tammy
At KSON radio, the morning team of John and Tammy knew they needed to act, so a plan was put into action where they would accept donations on behalf of the Red Cross right here in Lakeside. The "Park and Ride" on Mapleview Street quickly became "the place to be" in support of Moore, OK. Lakeside Fire sent Engine 2 and Engine 1 down to see if there was anyway we could help in this outstanding cause.

Engineer Carl Chiodo, Captain Rick Dalldorf, Tammy, John, and Firefighter Todd Welch at the event (L to R).
The money collected from today's event will go directly to the Red Cross where it will be used in the support of those that have lost everything. If you could not make today's event and would like to donate KSON has set up a page for continued community involvement (here).

"Great Job John and Tammy, and the entire KSON crew."

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District
Photo By: Captain Rick Dalldorf, Lakeside Fire Protection District
               Firefighter Todd Welch, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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