(KMOV) – St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, an Oklahoma native, is raising money for disaster relief in his home state.
Bradford on Wednesday announced a fundraising effort that seeks money but also goods such as cleaning supplies, baby items, pet items and blankets for victims of this week’s tornadoes in Oklahoma.
A donation site was set up outside Busch Stadium for Thursday’s exhibition soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea. Other donation sites are at Loughborough Commons in south St. Louis and Kirkwood Commons in Kirkwood.
Bradford is partnering with the city of St. Louis and the marketing and event production company Switch + Contemporary.
They started a donation drive called #STL4OKC.
Bradford, whose family is from the north side of Oklahoma City, told News 4’s Steve Savard he feels compelled to help victims of the Moore tornado. His relatives were not hurt in the tornado.
All donated goods can be dropped off Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Tums lot across from Busch Stadium. Goods can also be donated at the Loughborough or Kirkwood Commons from 7a.m. to 7 p.m.
Here is a list of items needed as listed on the campaign webpage.
-Baby Items – Diapers, wipes, formula, Pedialyte or equivalent
-Personal needs - lip balm, Insect repellent, bathroom tissue, feminine hygiene products, sunscreen, eye drops, first aid supplies, wet wipes, toiletries
-Cleaning supplies – bleach, disinfectant, paper towels
-Building and packing materials –small hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, nails, crow bars, saws, screws, work gloves, plywood, Duct tape, heavy duty garbage bags, storage containers, nylon rope, large plastic containers tarps
-Pet supplies – food, kitty litter, pet bowls
-Children shoes, socks, underwear, clothes, sports equipment (balls)
-Batteries (C and D sizes)
One tractor-trailer loaded with 50,000 lbs of new goods and supplies will depart immediately after the donation drive to deliver #STL4OKC donations to Oklahoma City.
Cash donations can be made by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your cash donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to residents of impacted areas.