Oregonians Help Transplanted Oklahomans

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 6:26 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two Oklahomans who moved to Oregon lost all their possessions when their moving van was stolen, but people in their new home are helping the couple recover from their losses.

Nicole Bennett and Eddy Fagan lived in Altus until last month, when they and their three children moved to Oregon.

Last week, their moving van, which contained all their possessions, was stolen on their fourth day in Oregon. Oregon authorities later found the empty van abandoned.

Since their story went public, the family has received numerous offers of help.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Joey Harrington, a former standout at the University of Oregon, visited the family Sunday and coordinated efforts by businesses to give them household appliances and furniture.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's office set up donation drops for the family, and within two hours, a truck larger than the stolen moving van had been filled with donated items.

Cash and checks continue to arrive at the sheriff's office for the family.