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7:57 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Oklahoma Tornado Aid

Oklahoma City, OK – OKC charity sends truckloads of relief to Alabama

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City-based charity is sending nine tractor trailers loaded with supplies to help storm victims in Alabama.

The caravan of Feed The Children trucks will depart Oklahoma City at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday en route to distribution centers in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The trucks will be loaded with toiletries, diapers, baby food, ready-to-eat meals, work gloves, coolers and other supplies donated by companies across the country.

Alabama was the hardest hit after a series of twisters raked across seven states and killed 328 people in what was the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression. More than two-thirds of those killed were in Alabama, and hundreds of factories, businesses and homes were destroyed.

The trucks are scheduled to arrive in Alabama Friday morning.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.