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Eagle Tells How Town Has Recovered From Tornado


In the March issue of Boys’ Life we told the story of Scouts from across the country rushing to help the community of Moore, Okla., after a devastating tornado ripped through the town last summer.

Now, almost a year later, Eagle Scout Davin Ferren offers the following update on the recovery in his hometown.

“Eight months after the horrific happenings of the May 20, 2013 tornado, and things around Moore are much different.

More than 4,000 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed on that terrible day. The tornadoes that tore through our city killed 25 people and injured another 377. 


And while we can never forget what happened, the recovery has been amazing. Physically, it is almost like it never even happened. There is no debris at all, houses are constantly being rebuilt and plans for a new hospital are already set. 

The best part is that this amazing feat could not have happened without Scouts, volunteers and people like you. Without all of the help from Scouts across the country, it might have taken years to pick up the pieces. But in just a matter of months, people’s lives have been restored and things are almost back to normal.”

You can contribute to the recovery of Moore by helping the Red Cross or the United Way.

Learn more about Moore, Okla., in the March issue of Boys’ Life. Check out the video below to get more info about the recovery process.

Comments about “Eagle Tells How Town Has Recovered From Tornado”

  1. Okie Scout says:

    Even though I know what a wonderful group Scouts are, it was still amazing to watch them in action in the days after the disaster. So proud and honored to to be part of such a wonderful group of young men AND women (let’s not forget our Venturing ladies). I cannot even imagine what these young people can and will do in the future!!

  2. jade says:

    deeply moving

  3. ok says:

    wish I could help, but I live in Buffalo and I can’t miss school for even a week or 2.

  4. Former Scout Executive says:

    Scouting in the Oklahoma City area has a great history of jumping in after a tornado. Thanks to Davin for updating on this latest Good Turn, and to Scouters around the country for their support.

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