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More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

 

The relief and recovery effort is underway in the Oklahoma City area after a an EF-5 twister tore through Monday, leaving 24 dead and 12,000 - 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

Officials estimated the recovery cost at $2 billion.

If you wish to help, the following organizations are providing food, shelters, and emergency supplies and equipment.

How you can help

How you can help

The tragedy of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma may be halfway across the country, but there are still ways we can help locally.

Jordan Scott, communications director for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter, said the organization is accepting donations for relief efforts. People can text REDCROSS to 9099 to make an automatic $10 donation, or can visit redcross.org to make a donation.

Scott said there are no plans yet to send teams from Northern California over to Oklahoma for relief efforts, but that it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to receive requests.

“Our volunteers know it may happen and to be ready,” Scott said. “We’ve got the experience and the expertise here.”

Volunteers from the area have helped out through other disasters, including the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Scholastic 50% Off Book Sale at the Modesto Library

Scholastic 50% Off Book Sale at the Modesto Library

The Friends of the Modesto Library will hold their annual 50% off Scholastic Book Sale at the Modesto Library Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All books are brand new children’s and teen books from more than 100 publishers at discount prices. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to stock up on new reads for summer vacation!

For more information, please call the Friends of the Modesto Library at (209) 996-1531.

Delta Charter School: In Demand and Growing

Delta Charter School: In Demand and Growing

TRACY, Calif. – Delta Charter School, a fully accredited, tuition-free K-12 public charter school, is inviting interested families to its main campus in Tracy to learn more about the nationally recognized charter school and the variety of learning opportunities it offers to area students. 

Delta Charter School serves students in San Joaquin and surrounding counties delivering a rigorous technology-rich curriculum that provides students with a personalized learning experience.  Delta Charter students are provided with individualized attention that includes high levels of support from highly qualified credentialed teachers and educational coordinators. 

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Delta Charter School offers a comprehensive standards-based curriculum that meets the needs of students who are looking to continue on to a college or university, as well as students who need to participate in credit recovery. 

Shakespeare for All at the Modesto Library

Shakespeare for All at the Modesto Library

Community members will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Modesto Library on Saturday, May 11 at 12 p.m. This production will be directed by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and provides an excellent opportunity for children, teens, and adults in our community to become interested in the works of William Shakespeare!

This free program is made possible through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library at 558-7810. The Modesto Library is located at 1500 I Street with free parking available behind the library and on the street.

May 3 San Joaquin Labor Fest 2013

May 3 San Joaquin Labor Fest 2013

Delta College String Ensemble Concert May 15

Delta College String Ensemble Concert May 15

Bring your family to the Delta College String Ensemble Concert for an evening of good music and good times!

Tillie Lewis Theater
Stockton, CA
Wednesday May 15, 2013 7pm
On Sale: Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 10:00AM PDT

Purchase your tickets here or call (209) 954-5110