The Final Piece of A Home

Close your eyes and imagine something. Think about your home and try to make a list in your head about everything in your home—every device, piece of clothing, tool, and toy. Now count the doors—yep, the doors, and the windows, ceiling fans, appliances, and furniture. Finally, imagine all of that gone and you're left with the task of replacing it all—often from that list in your head—with a set amount of money that will undoubtedly be too little.

Many of our neighbors faced that exact reality in the years since the 2013 Tornadoes in South OKC & Moore. Maybe YOU are reading this and that is EXACTLY what you had to do! The fact is that rebuilding a house after a disaster is one thing but rebuilding a home is sometimes another thing altogether. The list is incomplete, the money isn't enough, or there's simply no way to replace somethings that were lost. 

We’re getting our hands dirty and planting flowerbeds at homes rebuilt after the tornadoes.

But as neighbors, we want to love and serve. We want to make a house into a home again. So we're getting our hands dirty and planting flowerbeds at homes rebuilt after the tornadoes. Our hope is that we can give our neighbors one of the final pieces of their home. We want to bring beauty where there is pain; some emotional healing where there is hurt.

So which are you? A neighbor who had to rebuild your home after the tornadoes? Or a neighbor who wants to love and serve others by helping plant a flowerbed? Find extra information below and buttons to request a flowerbed or volunteer to help build one! 

Homeowner Details:

  • Flowerbeds are offered free of charge thanks to Rotary Clubs Western Oklahoma Dist.
  • Flowerbeds are planted at homes that were destroyed or received major damage in 2013 or 2015 tornadoes.
  • Beds are designed by a landscape architect and will be a mixture Oklahoma-native flowers and ornamental grasses.

Volunteer Details:

  • Flowerbed Projects are part of our monthly Serve More Saturday event where you can volunteer as a Project Volunteer.
  • Volunteers must be 14 years or older to work at project sites. 

Let's say "BYE" 👋 to 2016...

It’s been a big year for us.

With your help, we reunited a family with their quadriplegic son.
We gave disabled neighbors more freedom
We made single moms proud of their homes
We granted a woman’s dying wish.
We almost lost — but then SAVED — Serve Moore. 

And, let’s not forget, we relaunched so we could Serve More.

 

Now, we’ve got even bigger dreams for 2017.

We’re expanding volunteer projects to even more neighborhoods next year. We will help renew school buildings and community centers. We will build new accessibility ramps. And we’re gearing up for what’s looking to be a very active tornado season next Spring. All this in an effort to love our neighbors more.

All these dreams turned into reality because of you. Neighbors were loved and served because you gave or you volunteered — or BOTH! This is YOUR nonprofit and we’ve done all this beautiful, important work together. So, thank you. Thanks for your unwavering support and your commitment to seeing your neighbors loved.

 

Let’s make 2017 Serve More’s best year yet.

Serving our neighbors costs money. But not a lot. We push every dollar to make sure we’re getting the most bang for the buck. In fact, there’s a list below of just how little it costs to make a HUGE impact on your community. Check it out:

$25 One Volunteer trained to respond to house fires & tornados.
$250 Home of a Disaster Victim secured and precious belongings saved.
$500 Home of a struggling Single Mom made safe and beautiful through repairs.
$1000 New freedom for a Disabled Veteran with an ADA-compliant accessibility ramp.

How much can you give? Can you give freedom to a disabled vet? Or could you train a Disaster Volunteer to help in times of trouble? Maybe you could give safety to a single mom? With just a few more days left in the 2016 Tax Year, consider making a tax-deductible donation today!