Collecting books for tornado victims

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POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 4:07pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 8:16am

Several local teachers are making sure Oklahoma's tornado victims can still find a book to read.  

The current and former McAllen ISD teaches are helping to collect books to send to Moore, Oklahoma. Moore was hit by a devastating tornado in May.  This was the second time the teachers have teamed up.  They collected books for the victims of a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, two years ago.  

"Books are important; I'm a teacher, one of the major or the major buildings destroyed in Moore, Oklahoma, public buildings, are two elementary schools and one junior high school," said Rolando Garza, a history teacher at McAllen High School. "As an educator, the best thing that we can contribute is books to replenish the libraries."

To donate, there are collection spots at offices of The Monitor Newspaper and the Valley Town-Crier in McAllen.  

The drive began on Monday and will go on for two weeks.  

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