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      2 more NW Ohio groups collecting donations for Oklahoma victims

      Moore, Oklahoma on Tuesday

      Two more Northwest Ohio groups are collecting donations to send to the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday.

      Bennett Venture Academy is inviting students, parents, teachers, and community members to drop off donations at the school during normal hours.

      They say anyone can drop off cleaning supplies, personal care items, first aid supplies, pet supplies, and five-gallon buckets with lids.

      The items will be collected until Friday, May 24th, when teachers will take all items to ISOH/Impact.

      Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is also collecting donations following the tornadoes that struck cities in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday.

      Officials say 100 percent of all donations will go directly to Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City.

      The Oklahoma agency is assisting at disaster recovery areas and will also provide long-term counseling and case management for families and individuals of all faiths who have been displaced by the tornadoes, said Sonny Wilkinson, associate director for mission advancement for Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City. The agency will provide assistance for at least a few years to help families rebuild their lives, he added.

      Donations for Oklahoma tornado victims may be sent to or dropped off at Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604. Checks should include ??Oklahoma disaster relief?? in the memo line. Donations may also be made by credit card by calling 419-244-6711, ext. 218.