IZW KICKS OFF MOORE RECOVERY MONTH ON JUNE 1
On May 20, a deadly tornado left a path of death and destruction in its wake through parts of Central Oklahoma. Worst hit was Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City that left 24 people dead and destroyed a whole community. In the aftermath, Oklahomans from around the state united, pulling themselves up by the boot straps and got to the business of rebuilding their neighborhoods. One company at the forefront of helping the victims of Moore is none other than Lawton-based wrestling juggernaut, Impact Zone Wrestling (IZW).
IZW has dedicated the month of June to the victims of Moore. 100% of all revenue generated by ticket sales, merchandise sales, concession sales and iPPV sales will go to the American Red Cross to help the people of Moore. IZW puts on a weekly show every Saturday night at 7pm Central and with June 1 being a Saturday there will be five events in the month of June. Every penny generated from those five shows will go to aiding with the reconstruction and healing of the town and citizens of Moore.
The wrestlers have also spoken with a united voice as they are dedicating 100% of their payoffs to the Red Cross. Some of them might be foes in the ring, but they have all rallied around the Sooner State and are putting their money where their mouth is and making a difference in the lives and communities they work and live in.
Double D : “I was visiting here in Moore. I watched the tornado go by less than half a mile away from my family’s yard. I’ve never seen anything like it, in person, in my entire life. You could see pieces of houses and debris flying everywhere. The first thing you think about are the people being hit. Hoping they’re ok, all the while knowing in your heart that with a destructive force of that magnitude there will be serious injuries and devastation. As soon as it was over, I immediately ran to check on some friends in the area. As I was helping them, there was a lady across the street crying hysterically. Her house was demolished but all she cared about was her dog and four cats. It didn’t look like there was much hope for survival, but I’m an animal lover so I had to help. We looked through the rubble, lifting sections of bricks, walls, doors, etc. I’m happy to say that after an hour or so of digging and lifting we found all four cats and the dog alive and well. Not a superhero, epic type of story, but I felt good about it and she was very thankful. She said it made everything she had coming up to deal with that much easier because she still had her pets. I’ve never been more proud to be a part of IZW. Stepping up and helping Moore, Oklahoma by donating ALL revenue in the month of June definitely shows class of the highest degree. We just want to do everything we can to help the people of Moore in these trying times.”
Johnny Z : “IZW always talks about making an Impact, well here’s our chance and everyone else’s chance to make an Impact. The damage done by this tornado was beyond belief and now all of us need to come together and try to return a little normalcy to all of those people’s lives.”
The Bronze Bull : “While helping out some friends that live in Moore, I couldn't help but compare the surreal atmosphere to a scene from a war movie. Huge piles of rubble everywhere, Humvees with soldiers patrolling the streets, the constant sound of helicopters hovering overhead. But this wasn't a movie. This is the place where my friends and their families live. Those piles of rubble were people's houses, those soldiers were really there, and the sound of the helicopters served as a constant reminder that this was once a quiet neighborhood. I knew then that I had to do whatever I possibly could to help these people.”
Jermaine Johnson : “What happened in Moore caught me completely off guard. It truly makes you think about how petty our problems are sometimes when you hear about someone losing everything in a matter of minutes and I don’t even want to talk about the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with their families.”
Copycat : “Death and tragedy is something I don’t wish on anyone! I’m one of the worst men alive, but I have a heart!”
Shawn McHale : “IZW is a family, from the Talent to the Promoters to the Production and our home is in Oklahoma. We have all been in some way affected by these horrible events. I would not expect anything less from the greatest promotion in professional wrestling”
Erica : “I’m very proud to be a part of IZW’s Moore Recovery Month. We are giving families an opportunity to have fun during this time of tragedy while also aiding in the recovery of all those who were affected by the terrible tornado.”
IZW’s goal is to raise $10,000 for the month of June. A goal it believes it can reach and even supersede. For people looking to “Make an Impact” and help IZW with its charity work you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about IZW, visit us at these locations.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/IZWOklahoma
The Lawton Constitution
IZW MOORE RECOVERY MONTH
On May 20, 2013 the State of Oklahoma was devastated by tornadoes, but the City of Moore was hit especially hard. We at Impact Zone Wrestling would like to express our deepest condolences to the many lives affected that will never be the same, and the many lives that were taken, but will not be forgotten.
Impact Zone Wrestling would like to begin making a positive impact on this tragedy, so that is why at IZW we are declaring the entire month of June to be Moore Recovery Month.
All revenue from EVERY show during the month of June will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief effort in Moore, Ok. In addition to all revenue from ticket sales, concession sales, and merchandise sales; all IZW performers will be donating their pay for each show.
Impact Zone Wrestling has set a goal of $10,000 dollars raised for the month of June. A goal we know our great fans and community will help us exceed. Since Oklahomans are known for our strong sense of community and brotherhood in times of need, we at IZW will deliver our best efforts as part of that community.
Join IZW in making an IMPACT, and helping The American Red Cross to make Moore, Ok stronger than ever!
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