The University of Tulsa along with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University have joined forces to utilize logos from all three institutions to develop the 2013 Oklahoma Disaster Relief Shirt. Net proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated directly to the United Way to aid disaster relief and recovery efforts across the state of Oklahoma.
After deadly tornadoes impacted areas across the state on May 19-20, the University of Oklahoma implemented a benefit merchandise program for a third straight year to benefit affected Oklahomans. TU and OSU has joined this effort. This year’s T-shirt – featuring Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa logos – will sell for $19.95 and will be available through the official TU online store at shop.tulsahurricane.com, operated by Fanatics. A long sleeve version of the shirt is also available for $24.95 at shop.tulsahurricane.com. Flat-rate shipping is available for only $5.99 regardless of the quantity of shirts ordered.
The United Way works directly with agencies such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army that have been providing round-the-clock assistance to Oklahomans in need. Services provided include opening and operating shelters, case management for those experiencing loss, mobile feeding sites for those working in disaster-affected areas, and more. Disaster relief efforts are provided free of charge and are entirely supported by financial contributions.