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May 24, 2013
Crowdfunding is getting immediate help to Oklahomans devastated by this week's historic tornado--in some cases, with donations from their own neighbors and friends.
"Shortly after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Okla. on Monday afternoon, Robyn Rojas posted a photo on Facebook of a pile of rubble that was once her home.... The next morning, her coworker Jacque Sexton Braun saw the post and within five minutes set up an online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise money to help pregnant Rojaf and her husband Ivan pay for new clothes, toothbrushes, everything before their first child arrives in July. Within an hour, the campaign collected $1,000 for the couple." -- Jennifer Alsever, Fortune.com