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Obama to Americans: ‘Step Up’ to Help the People of Oklahoma

Obama to Americans: ‘Step Up’ to Help the People of Oklahoma

This weekend, President Obama visited the victims of the tornados that recently destroyed more than 1,200 homes in Oklahoma and killed 24 people. During his tour of the devastated communities on Sunday, he asked the American people to help those who suffered during the tragedy. “I want to urge every American to step up. If I’ve got one message for folks here today: Go online, donate to the American Red Cross.”

The president said he was moved by the story of a Bible being found in the rubble of a home that was turned to Isaiah 32:2, which reads, “Each one will be like a shelter from the wind
 and a refuge from the storm …” (NIV). He said, “It’s a reminder, as Scripture often is, that God has a plan, and it’s important, though, that we also recognize we’re an instrument of His will. And we need to know that as fellow Americans, we’re going to be there as shelter from the storm for the people of Moore who have been impacted” …

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