(ATLANTIC) Geis Perry Jewelry will be giving 100% of the proceeds from the watch batteries they sell from May 20th (the day the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma), through the 4th of July to the Oklahoma tornado relief fund.
“We can give. We are just passing the blessings on because we have been so blessed by the people in the community and this is a way that we can pass it forward and help other folks out,” said Rich Perry. “It’s not asking for the people here to make a donation, it’s only asking them to buy the watch batteries that they need. If they’ve got a couple three watches at home that they haven’t put batteries in lately, well we’d welcome that too so that we do build the fund up more.”
Perry, the owner of Geis Perry Jewelry, said the money will be donated to the relief efforts through the United Church of Christ in Atlantic.
“Just felt very touched to do it for Oklahoma, especially since through the United Church of Christ here in Atlantic we have a team already on the ground down there,” said Perry. “April Thielen and her husband Nathan are down there and her family is affected in that area, so it really brings it home.”
Nathan just took a second shipment of donations to Oklahoma in his semi on Sunday.