As most of you have heard, and in case you hadn’t the greater Oklahoma City area was met with fierce destruction Monday afternoon when a massive tornado tore through the area. More than a mile wide, covering 17 miles in under an hour and with wind speeds of up to 210 miles per hour, this Category 5 twister decimated and destroyed as many 13000 homes. But the greatest inanimate casualty has to be Plaza Towers Elementary, a school for grades K-6 that was reduced to rubble.
The mounds and heaps of wreckage that desolate this area are a constant reminder of what was lost, and how fragile it all was. It’s also a reminder of how resilient love and courage are. Thankfully, many are jumping in to lend a hand, from the president on down, and funds are pouring in every which way. One striking example is the NBA’s Kevin Durant, of the OK City Thunder, donating $1 million to the Red Cross…without even tweeting about it. planIT HARDWARE would like to do its part as well.
We’ll donate 10% of the cost of your order to the United Way of Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund, just call the following number and speak with Brian for a quote on the IT hardware you’d like to purchase. The United Way of OK and every United Way “is based on the concept of community and its residents having a responsibility and a desire to care for their own.”
Here’s Brian’s planIT number: 404-961-1159
And if you read this post and know someone who works in IT a datacenter or who may just be generally interested, pass the word along.