After OK tornado, private philanthropy steps up to outfit schools with the storm shelters that public bonds didn't award or districts couldn't afford.
"Spurred by the devastation caused by last week's deadly tornado in Moore, several state lawmakers and business officials are combining efforts to raise money to help pay to provide safe rooms or storm shelters for public schools. Apache Corp., which earlier pledged $500,000 for the effort, issued a corporate challenge Thursday calling on companies and individuals to donate. G. Steven Farris, chairman and chief executive officer of Apache, said the Houston-based energy firm, which has more than 400 employees in Oklahoma and an office in Tulsa, would match dollar for dollar the next $500,000 in donations." -- Michael McNutt, the Oklahoman