Tornado Donations

AQHA employees and the Amarillo community come together to provide relief for Oklahoma tornado victims.

The American Quarter Horse Association
June 1, 2013

Hundreds of Amarillo-area residents brought items to AQHA Headquarters to donate to the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.

Many of our employees, exhibitors and racing connections consider the Oklahoma City area a second home due to the amount of time spent there for American Quarter Horse-related events. So, when that area was hit with tornadoes on May 20, AQHA wanted to do something to help.

AQHA devised a plan to take one trailer load of nonperishable supplies to the victims of the tornadoes that wreaked havoc around Oklahoma City.

We're proud to report that the “Panhandle Spirit” is alive and well. We sent three trailer loads of supplies to the Oklahoma City area.

Nearly 200 people brought donations to AQHA Headquarters that were delivered to Oklahoma on May 27. Our team with the donations was met by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese. Here are some stats on what we delivered:

  • 10,000 bottles of water
  • 2,000 pounds of food
  • 400 pounds of laundry detergent
  • 800 pounds of pet food
  • 40 cases of diapers
  • 500 buckets
  • 4 pallets of toiletries
  • 2 pallets of paper goods
  • 50 shovels
  • 60 rakes
  • 20 brooms
  • 200 pairs of gloves
  • 2 pallets of cleaning supplies