Links Mentioned On Sept. 9, 2020

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 3:27 am
By: News On 6

TU Partners With Oklahoma Lab To Provide Free COVID-19 Tests

Testing will take place again next Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Reynolds Center parking lot. For more information, visit IMMYLabs.

Okla. Family Tries To Bring Man's Body Home After Being Killed In Mexico

An Oklahoma dad and veteran was brutally killed in Mexico. Now, a month later, his family is fighting a stack of bureaucratic red tape, trying to bring him home. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with the cost of bringing the remains back to Oklahoma.

Webbers Falls Family Finally Back Home After 2019 Flood

A Webbers Falls family has finally moved back into their home after it was destroyed in last year's floods. If you are a flood victim, or a victim of another disaster, and you are in need of help, you can contact these resources:

Muskogee County Disaster Recovery, the Samaritan Center Clothing and Food pantry at (918) 910-5033, Catholic Charities at (918) 681-6115, First Baptist Church at (918) 682-3496, First United Methodist Church at (918) 682-3368, and the Salvation Army at (918) 682-3384.

State Election Board Offers Portal To Check Status Of Absentee Ballot Requests

If you requested an absentee ballot for the presidential election, the state election board said it should be mailed out by the start of October. You can check the Oklahoma Voter Portal to see if yours is on the way here.

7 Siblings Adopted By Local Couple Who Says ‘It Was Meant To Be’

A Green Country couple became a family of nine after adopting seven siblings. If you would like to know more about the Go-Fund-Me that's been set up to help the family get a new van, visit the link here.

Oklahoma DOC Working To Contain COVID-19 Inside State’s Prison System

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections discussed their plans for COVID-19 within prison walls Wednesday afternoon. For a full list of data, click here.

Tulsa Parks School Camps

Sessions begin for a special Tulsa Parks camp to help students who are learning away from the classroom this school year.

Tulsa Parks Student Support Camps will give students pod-style learning areas where they can do their virtual learning school work with supervision and help. The camps will also offer fitness, STEM, and art classes, which students can rotate through each session.

Click here to enroll your child in one of the sessions.

Landlord Tenant Relief Program

Rev. Jeff Jaynes with Restore Hope Ministries said his group was asked to help administer the Landlord Tenant Relief Program, which would help struggling tenants pay rent to landlords and prevent everyone from having to go to court. Rev. Jaynes said that cases have skyrocketed since the pandemic started and his ministry has already helped hundreds of families from becoming homeless.

Most of the money to pay rent has come from COVID relief funds and other programs.

Rev. Jaynes said if you are someone who is struggling to pay rent or even face eviction, you have until the end of September to apply for relief.

You can find the online application here.