Town Heals and Remembers

“We Are Newtown" Shirts Being Sent to Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 12:35 PM EDT
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Massive funnel clouds were videotaped in Oklahoma on Monday. One massive tornado struck Moore, near Oklahoma City, killing more than 50 people.

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Massive funnel clouds were videotaped in Oklahoma on Monday. One massive tornado struck Moore, near Oklahoma City, killing more than 50 people.

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Raw: Widespread Destruction in Moore, Okla.

The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday cut a wide path of destruction through the center of the city. As of Tuesday morning, 51 were known dead. The medical examiner's office says dozens more may have died.
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We Are Newtown, a community organization created to raise money and provide support after the school shooting in December, will be shipping T-shirts to Moore, Oklahoma to provide some clothing for the tornado victims.

At least 24 people were killed in the tornadoes, more than 120 were injured and many more lost everything when powerful storms destroyed houses.

In the days, weeks and months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, people from across the country were in mourning over the deaths of 20 elementary school students and six staff members, so they did what the could.

They sent money and gifts and stood in solidarity with Newtown.

Now, the people of Newtown want to give back and put shirts on the backs of people who have lost everything.

“Today we will overnight "We Are Newtown" t-shirts to Moore, OK in an effort to give those who lost so much, a simple shirt to put on their backs,” a post on the We Are Newtown Facebook page says. “The pillar of hope that reads on the back of the shirt will act as a small reminder to their community that they will make it through this incredibly difficult time. … Our prayers continue.”

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