CLAREMORE, Okla. — Businesses across the state have been shut down for weeks now, causing families to fall on hard times.
Many are relying on local organizations and non-profits for the necessities such as food and other items.
It also means this year will be different for kids who are used to waking up on Easter morning to candy and egg filled baskets.
It’s why the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and Light of Hope have teamed up to host an Easter basket drive to go along with their current food drive to help families in the area.
They’re asking for pre-wrapped cellophane Easter baskets, with items such as candy, toys and games inside.
“Especially a small child, they don’t see the big picture, they just know this is the time of year that we hide Easter eggs and enjoy some family time,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton. “Hopefully, it will put a smile on some young one’s faces.”
Just like last year after the floodwaters impacted thousands throughout Green Country, Walton said they’ve already received an overwhelming response from the community.
Sheriff’s deputies will be inside the courthouse Thursday from 8 am until 5 pm to accept food, Easter baskets and monetary donations.
They will also be outside the Claremore Walmart on Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm.
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