Cooper Craig Ranch creates 5K/10K for fundraising efforts

Cooper Craig Ranch will host a not-for-profit 5K/10K Run MOORE for Relief, It’s OK to Walk on Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. at Cooper Craig Ranch. Registration and additional information is available at The race will host a moment of silence and a balloon release for every life lost. All proceeds from the race will go to the Tulsa Community Foundation, Moore/Shawnee Relief Fund and the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.

In addition, Cooper Craig Ranch is collaborating with the Mayor’s Health Partnership of McKinney, which includes Baylor of McKinney, McKinney Independent School District and the City of McKinney to collect needed items and monetary donations for those in need. For a list of needed items and drop off locations, please visit

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Storybook Ranch

Storybook Ranch is collecting funds for the victims of the tornados in Oklahoma. Their website is set up and includes a “donate now” button. They will also be adding information to their Facebook page about how to donate.

The disaster also hit closer to home for Storybook Ranch. The Orr Family Farm, which is similar to Storybook Ranch, was destroyed by the storms. On the homepage of their website reads: “The Orr Family Farm is a working agricultural farm that helps educate children and families alike in the heritage, history and old fashioned values of farm life. They need our help. They lost all of their animals, equipment, plants, buildings and supplies. We would like to take this time to offer our support and help raise funds to donate to their needs, as well as anyone else who is in need at this time. Please donate online through our PayPal secure donation feature on the left side of our page, as well as in person or via snail mail. It's times like this where we show our greatest strength of character, so please show yours.”

Storybook Ranch’s website is and Facebook page is


McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau

Collin County resident and businessman Matt Hilton is heading up the North Texas collection effort and has provided a list of items needed (listed below). The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is happily serving as a drop-off location for donations to the McKinney relief effort for the tornado victims in Moore, Okla. Other Collin/Dallas County drop-off locations are listed below as well.

•  Personal hygiene products

•  Diapers/wipes

•  Batteries

•  Non-perishable food

•  Work gloves

•  Sunscreen

•  Plastic tubs with lids

•  Snow shovels

•  Commercial metal rakes

•  Wheel barrows

•  Gift cards to Home Depot, Target, Lowes and WalMart

(Please stick to this list of items when deciding what you can donate, as these are the things most needed at this time.)

Also, a group will be traveling to Moore June 6-9 to help in the clean-up efforts. Contact Matt Hilton at 214-632-1020 or by email to by May 31 if you'd like to join this trip. Most meals will be provided for those that volunteer.

We'll be collecting items here at 200 W. Virginia until June 6 when the Matt's group will take the items up to the people in the Moore area. Other drop-off locations are:

•  McKinney Chamber of Commerce, 2150 S. Central Expwy., Ste. 150, McKinney

•  Lawyers Title, 4131 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 450, Dallas

•  Collin County Association of Realtors, 6821 Coit Rd., Plano

•  Superior Abstract & Title, 8240 Preston Rd., Ste. 250, Plano