State Farm Donates $10,000 To Red Cross For Creek County Relief


Thursday, November 29th 2012, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6


Nearly 400 families in Creek County saw their homes burn to the ground over the summer because of a massive wildfire.

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The Red Cross was vital during that time, helping folks get food, water, shelter, and later providing them with the tools they needed to pick up the pieces that were left behind.

But there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, so today State Farm presented the Western Oklahoma Red Cross with $10,000 to help with wildfire relief.

"It's what we do," State Farm Agent Steve Lane said. "When times are toughest for, that's where we get to help out. It's such a devastating event. It was something if you haven't been though there, you can't really understand the way it really impacted people's lives."

9/17/2012 Related Story: Bristow Man Charged With Arson In Tragic Creek County Wildfires

Creek County investigators believe the fire started when Billy Cloud dropped a cigarette outside his home near Mannford.

Cloud has a warrant out for his arrest, but he has still not been found.