At MetroFamily, we have been working to share information with our reader about ways to help those affected by recent storms. In addition to our list of Ways to Help Families Affected by the May 20th Tornado, we are pleased to share this list of upcoming events organized to benefit those affected by the storms. Whether you are an artist, a runner, a sports fan or just someone who likes to eat and listen to music, there is a way for you to get involved.
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OK Chefs Relief at the Myriad Gardens Restaurant features a pop-up restaurant with several local chefs. Includes a three-course meal with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. First-come, first-served. No charge for the meal, but $35 donations are asked for. 11am-10pm. 445-7080, www.myriadgardens.org.
Oklahoma Strong Fundraiser at Wine & Palette (201 NW 10th, OKC) allows participants to create a masterpiece on canvas while raising funds and collecting donations for victims of this week's tornadoes in Oklahoma. Food will be provided by local restaurants and a cash bar will be available. There will be a raffle for gift cards, artist paintings and other items. Victims are welcome to join for a hot meal and to pick up donated items. Preregister. $30. 1-4pm. 227-0230, www.wineandpalette.com.
Music 4 Moore at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center benefits the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross and features a variety of live musicians food trucks, outdoor concert on a second stage, beer & cocktails available for purchase. $25. 5-11pm. www.music4moore.com.
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Grand Rapids Griffins at the Cox Convention Center features the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Those displaced by tornadoes may attend at no cost with proof of residence in one of the affected areas. Every one else may attend with donation of items or money for disaster relief. T-shirts will be available for a minimum $10 donation. Call for details. 7pm. 232-4625, www.okcbarons.com.
Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena features Blake Shelton with artists Miranda Lambert, Reba, Vince Gill and others. $25, limit eight tickets per person. 9am. www.chesapeakearena.com.
The Wise Guys Concert at the Myriad Gardens features a family-friendly outdoor concert as well as food trucks and vendors. Donations of specified items and monetary gifts will be collected to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. 8-10pm. 445-7080, www.myriadgardens.org.
Moore Love 5K at Lake Hefner Stars & Stripes Park benefits tornado relief efforts. $15. 7pm. 919-9587, www.signmeup.com/93136.
- Ways to Help Families Affected by the May 20th Tornado
- Moving Towards Recovery: Tips for Transitioning
- Soothing Your Child After the Storm
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network—Impact of Tornadoes
- Tips to Protect Your Child's Mental Well Being in the Aftermath of the Storms
- Talking to your children about tornado devastation, media coverage and more