This year, the widest tornado on record in the United States, at 2.6 miles across struck Oklahoma (National Weather Service). The first large tornado hit Moore on May 20, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds more, and destroying two schools. At least nine people died after a series of tornadoes slammed through Oklahoma City. Less than two weeks later, another major tornado barreled through El Reno claiming 18 more lives.
In the beginning of July, we noticed a Back to Eden DVD was sold to Oklahoma City Crisis Response Unit (OKCCRU), a local non-profit that has been working with those affected by the tornadoes since the first one touched down on May 19. After hearing all of the devastating tornado stories from Oklahoma this year, our team discussed this particular DVD sale and we decided to contact OKCCRU to see if they could use more Back to Eden DVD's. Here is their response:
To date we have helped out with 90 homes, distributed to well over 1,000 families, facilitated hot meals, showers, and laundry for survivors, and sent out 4 semi loads of supplies to outlying communities also affected by the tornadoes.
Prior to the tornadoes we had a class scheduled, in which we planned to watch the Back to Eden film and discuss its principles. Whatever you would like to donate, we will see that it is distributed to those affected by the tornadoes!
Today, we are sending out a box filled with Back to Eden DVD's to OKCCRU to distribute! We are so thankful to OKCCRU that Back to Eden Film will be a part of restoring new growth to Oklahoma!
As of 2013, the Back to Eden Film Team will DONATE 100 BACK TO EDEN FILM DVD's EACH YEAR to non-profit faith-based & agricultural organizations, hunger-aid programs, schools and public libraries. If you are part of a Non-Profit Organization, please fill complete and submit the Grant Application to receive our Back to Eden DVD Grant!
If you would like to help us be able to give away even more DVD's, please make a tax-deductible donation towards our Community & Audience Outreach projects! We appreciate your support!