Businesses team up to help tornado victims

Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 23:51:57-04

TULSA- As we prepare for more severe weather threats, people in Green Country are trying to recover from the last round of damage. 

Saturday local organizations turned out to show storm victims where they can get some assistance.

The community that was damaged celebrated the resources that have been made available to them. 

The community is giving back to the community!" said Gibbs Shopping Center owner Tracy Gibbs.

For Tulsans who have been rocked already by storms, recovery has been slow. 

But Saturday was a day for a party and reassurance that help is still just a few blocks away.

Local business owners Leroy and Tracy Gibbs teamed up with the Tulsa Dream Center to host the block party for victims.

"People still need clothing, they still need food, they still need things to support them and we just want them to know we're here.", said Gibbs.

Amidst the music and bounce houses, families were given a chance to receive food, clothing, and tolietries, even plywood and tarps. Whatever is needed to move the community forward, and brace for whatever Mother Nature throws their way.

"After the tragedy of the tornado, that there's still a lot of people out here supporting them and want to give back to them," said Gibbs. "It's all about celebrating the community, and just celebrating life." 

There are still dozens of folks working to get back on their feet from the tornado.

Any residents needing assistance after today are encouraged to call the non-profit group Catholic charities at 918-508-7170 or visit them online at