Businesses seeking donations to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims


A cohort of Milwaukee businesses is raising funds and collecting donated items this week to provide relief to Moore, Okla. residents impacted by a deadly tornado that tore through the region on Monday, May 20.


Area businesses banding together include Mixx Night Club, Rusty’s Old 50, Pat Oak Manor, Operation locate Our Children, and Jake & T.J. Dohlun Complete Heat Treating.

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Donations will be collected through Saturday, June 1. Sought-after donation items include bottled water, cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes, nonperishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, dog and cat food, new or gently used clothing and cash contributions.

Organizers of the disaster relief initiative hope to collect enough items to fill a semi-truck.

Drop-off times and locations include:

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*Today through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mixx Night Club, located at 906 S. Barclay St. in Milwaukee.
*Today through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Rusty’s Old 50, located at 730 Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee.
*Today through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pat’s Oak Manor, located at 1804 15th Ave. in South Milwaukee.
*Today through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Johnny Mo’s, located at 1301 Milwaukee Ave. in South Milwaukee.
*Today through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bootz Saloon & Grill, located at 8950 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

For more information about the donation drive, contact Pat James at 414-899-2301 or Chris Schwartz at 414-394-4132.

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