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KVOO-FM Raises $40,000 for Tornado Damage

Topic: Neighbors in Need

KVOO-FM in Tulsa, Okla., raised more than $40,000 in November 2008 to buy a new home for a local listener after an unusual autumnal tornado demolished the uninsured trailer home of Randy Booker, his wife and 14-year-old son. When KVOO’s morning show co-hosts Gary Greenwood and Sunny Leigh learned of Booker’s story, they pledged to raise money to help them find a place to live. In an outpouring of support from local listeners, $40,000 – more than twice the goal amount, was raised in just 14 hours. The Booker family received a fully furnished home, one year of insurance, one year of lot rent, a dependable vehicle, new clothes and several job offers from local companies.

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