Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 5/23/13
ST. LOUIS Sam Bradford's priorities have shifted. On Monday, the St. Louis Rams' quarterback was in his Oklahoma City home, preparing for the organized team activities the Rams started this week. Before the end of the day, football was the least of his concerns. The reason was the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon a suburb less than half an hour south of Bradford's home. "Me and my buddy were sitting on our patio when the sirens went off," the former Oklahoma quarterback told reporters after Thursday's OTA. Bradford engaged in a mad scramble many shared, checking in on family members and friends all of whom were safe. Now, back in St. Louis, he is encouraging others to help those less fortunate. He has teamed with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay to promote STL4OKC, a disaster relief initiative based in St. Louis. "I'm so thankful to live here, in a community that is willing to help," Bradford said. How you can help STL4OKC (from the Rams' website): A goods donation drives continues Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Broadway and Spruce, across from Gate One at Busch Stadium in the Tums Parking Lot. Friday, the goods donation drive will continue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two locations: Loughborough Commons at I-55 and Loughborough and at Kirkwood Commons at I-44 and Lindbergh. Each location will have a tractor trailer and will be packed as donations arrived. Items needed include: Baby items diapers, wipes, formula, Pedialyte or equivalent Personal needs lip balm, insect repellant, bathroom tissue, feminine hygiene products, sunscreen, eye drops, first aid supplies, wet wipes, toiletries Cleaning supplies Bleach, disinfectant, paper towels Building and packing materials small hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, nails, crowbars, saws, screws, work gloves, plywood, duct tape, heavy duty garbage bags, storage containers, nylon rope, large plastic containers, tarps. Pet supplies food, kitty litter, pet bowls Childrens shoes, socks, underwear, clothes sports equipment (balls) Non-perishable food Blankets Bottled water Batteries (C and D sizes) Candles Cash donations are always helpful and in many instances preferable. You can make cash donations by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a 10 donation.
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