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Independence Day Assistance for Flood Victims

Photo by Steve Jones

Tulsa Zoo Commits Half of Gate Admission to Long-Term Storm Recovery

TULSA, Okla. (July 1, 2019) – The Tulsa Zoo will donate half of all full-priced admissions on the Fourth of July to the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma.

Purchasing a ticket will provide assistance to the fund created by the Tulsa Community Foundation and Tulsa Area United Way to support nonprofit organizations providing long-term services to residents affected by recent weather-related flooding and tornadic storms.

“This Independence Day, every paid Tulsa Zoo visitor is contributing to relief efforts for families impacted by the catastrophic weather,” said Lindsay Hutchison, vice president of philanthropy and community engagement. “We stand ready to rebuild not only the buildings, but most importantly, lives of those impacted by the severe storms.”

Agencies that have provided mid- and long-term recovery needs, with special emphasis on low-income, elderly, disabled or other at-risk populations, are eligible to receive grants from the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma. For information and to donate online visit Tulsa Community Foundation.

“Help your neighbors if you are not affected. Step up. This is Tulsa, America’s Most Generous City. We help people here, because it’s what’s right and what’s expected,” according to Tulsa Community Foundation CEO, Phil Lakin.