Oklahoma FCCLA ‘Tweets’ Challenge, Supports Red Cross
Jake Peters, left, regional development officer for Oklahoma Red Cross is presented with a check for $4,626.43 by Oklahoma FCCLA State Officers Stetson Clawson and Nicole Crow.
In response to the May 20 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America tweeted a challenge to all state FCCLA chapters to donate $1 per member for Oklahoma Red Cross. From that tweet, the FCCLA raised $4,626.43 and presented a check July 2 to the Oklahoma Red Cross.
“The state officers tweeted the information out and started getting responses,” said Denise Morris, FCCLA state adviser. “I received several emails from other state advisers, former keynote speakers and national FCCLA staff wondering if I was OK. I assured them that I was fine and told them of the project, which many already knew of from the social media push.”
In addition to the Oklahoma FCCLA chapter donation presented to the Oklahoma Red Cross, FCCLA chapters in Washington, Texas and New York and one of the national FCCLA officers in Nebraska also sent checks, Morris said.
Oklahoma FCCLA is the student organization affiliated with family and consumer sciences education and is one of seven co-curricular CareerTech student organizations. The other six are BPA and business and information technology education; DECA and marketing education; FFA and agricultural education; HOSA and health careers education; TSA and STEM/technology engineering; and SkillsUSA and trade and industrial education.
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Jake Peters, left, regional development officer for Oklahoma Red Cross, receives a check for $4,626.43 from Stetson Clawson, state FCCLA vice president of parliamentary procedure, Amber-Pocasset High School, and Nicole Crow, state FCCLA vice president of programs, Canadian Valley Technology Center, Chickasha.
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