Foster Friess Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 27, 2013

Here is the email Foster Friess sent to all 50 Governors encouraging them to help fellow Governor Mary Fallin deal with Moore, Oklahoma tornado…

Dear Governor,

Foster hopes you will participate in his and Lynn’s $1 million challenge grant to help fellow Governor Mary Fallin address the needs of her Moore, Oklahoma friends and neighbors.

After visiting Moore last week, Foster joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News last Thursday to announce his challenge to all 50 Governors. He and his wife Lynn are asking them to “put on their hat as private citizens” and raise $20,000 in private contributions from their respective states.

Foster and Lynn were inspired by the LeftRightLeftRIghtForwardMarch! initiative and its tagline; Together We’ll Get There. It joins people of contrasting political persuasions to team together to make the world a better place and reduce the divisiveness that results from our hyper-politicized culture.

As an example, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham and Democratic Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu recently teamed up in Washington D.C., to facilitate adopting kids from foreign countries. 

Extending his tradition as a kid whose mother darned his socks and put a patch on his blue jeans where his knees popped out, Foster negotiated with the National Christian Foundation in Atlanta to receive donations and make distributions free of charge (excluding credit cards charges)

Similarly, the Salvation Army and the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City agreed to absorb its costs from other earlier donors so 100% gets to those who are currently hurting so badly.

The fifty or so members of Moore’s Jewish community escaped unscathed and raised over $100,000 for their neighbors who did not. They plan to clean the four public parks and restore the playgrounds of the two destroyed schools so kids can play again.

They’re also distributing gift cards from local stores to restore the battered economy to specifically replace kitchen utensils, toiletries and bedding and blankets. An additional $250,000 will be sent to them today from your donations and also to the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, the Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

To give online, visit www.NationalChristian.com/GovernorsMatch. You can also mail checks (notated “Governors Match”) to National Christian Foundation, 11625 Rainwater Drive, Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA 30009. We hope you, acting as a private citizen, will encourage fellow Americans in your state to help.

This 3:24-minute Neil Cavuto video underscores the selfless efforts of volunteers in Moore, where we visited Wednesday. Because complete strangers brought those who lost everything into their homes, post-tornado shelters were barely populated.

Foster and Lynn express their gratitude for whatever amount you can raise and share. They were greatly moved to see the love the folks of Moore received from the hundreds of volunteers from all over the U.S., including a medical doctor all the way from Maryland.

Questions? Contact my teammate Diana Lopez in Delaware, dl@fosterfriess.com.

God Bless,

Matthew Taylor

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