Letter from the Governor of Oklahoma

Posted on July 29, 2013

Dear Mr. Hawkins,

Thank you for your contribution to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. Individuals, companies, nonprofits, and organizations have donated over $31.3 million dollars to date. Because of your kindness and generosity, we will recover and emerge better than ever.

Oklahoma’s response to hardship is well-known. The devastating tornado's of May 2013 proved to be challenging, but when times are tough, our citizens demonstrate remarkable courage, determination, resilience, and compassion --- also referred to as “The Oklahoma Standard.” That legendary standard has been displayed repeatedly in the aftermath of the storms.

Your donation has made it possible for Oklahoma to rebuild an even brighter future and for that, we are forever grateful. We will unite, recuperate, and move forward. We will do these things because we are, and always will be, Oklahoma Strong.


Mary Fallin