Radio Station Gives Families Warmth For One Night

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 9:10 pm
By: News On 6

While there are plenty of loose limbs around, dry wood is in short supply. The News On 6’s Joshua Brakhage reports those outside the path of the storm are helping Tulsans keep warm tonight. When the power's out, a radio can be your only lifeline. On Wednesday, a radio station was more than that.

"This has affected everybody in Tulsa and we're just trying to meet the needs of this community any way we can," said Cox Radio Tulsa Vice President Dan Lawrie.

KRMG went looking for logs and found them.

"We have some friends in McAlester radio who got on the air and we purchased all this wood from families and people who were willing to drive up to Tulsa and sell us firewood," said Lawrie.

Dan Lawrie has been without power himself for three days and knows how much a warm fire can mean to families in the cold.

Car after car lined up for logs. More supplies came, courtesy of listeners willing to share their surplus. Volunteers stocked folks up with enough firewood to fight the cold and warm wishes to last even longer.

Watch the video: Tulsa Radio Station Helps Those In The Cold