Tulsa Gun Club up and running after damaging tornado, thanks to community support

Posted at 9:01 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 08:25:17-04

TULSA- One of Tulsa’s oldest gun ranges is still recovering from a damaging tornado that hit nearly three months ago.

The Tulsa Gun Club is not only back up and running, it’s coming back better than ever, thanks to an outpouring of support through fundraising.

Much of the outdoor firing range and surrounding buildings were blown apart by a tornado in late March.

“We live in Oklahoma, you expect tornados, it’s a part of life … but having experienced it … it took on a new appreciation, I guess actually, for the damage that tornados can do,” said Jamie Fleenor, gun club member.

The clubhouse has the only obvious signs of damage left behind by the March 30 tornado. Club leaders recently submitted the insurance paperwork to get it fixed. The rest of the club is up and running, thanks to kindness from the community.

“There is no way that we would be as far along as we in the process without the volunteers,” Fleenor said.

Kevin Prall is one of those many volunteers. The V.P. of Sports World in Tulsa was instrumental in raising the money needed to get the club up back on its feet-- organizing an upcoming raffle and starting a GoFundMe page that’s raised nearly $40,000 so far.

 “We got a lot of help from outside sources you know we got support from people in Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Michigan so it’s not just the local it’s everyone that enjoys the sport,” Prall said.

The club is open to the public and is holding a raffle fundraiser on the Fourth of July at the club.

Click here for more information about the club and to learn more about the raffle and how to donate.

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