Glenpool veteran hopes to scare up support for storm victims through Halloween yard display

Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 18:18:02-04

GLENPOOL, Okla. -- A veteran's Halloween display is meant to fill his neighbors' minds with fear, but their hearts with giving. 

Cory Stead put out an elaborate, spooky display this year in his front yard in Glenpool as well as a food donation box. 

"I've actually had people come knock on the door and say, 'Is this a haunted house?' I said, no, it's just a haunted yard," Stead said, laughing. "I wish I could do the haunted house, but I think my wife would be a little mad." 

Last year he decided to ask people to drop off food to give to his church, but this time he plans to collect items for storm victims in Texas. 

"With this I'm able to help others in a way that I love doing," Stead said. "I love decorating, so I might as well use it to help others and use your passion." 

Stead spent five years in the military and still struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, so his Halloween display has allowed him to serve his community in a different way. 

"Too many people nowadays, they care more about themselves and how much money they make," he said. "You can take all my money away, and I'd still be happy because I'm helping somebody else." 

So far the donation box outside his home remains empty, so Stead hopes that the closer it gets to Halloween, the more support it will scare up for the cause. 

People can stop by and check out the Halloween display at 14141 S. Hickory Place in Glenpool.