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Candlelight Vigil Held For Oklahoma Disaster Victims

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Candlelight Vigil Held Wednesday Night For OK Tornado Victims Candlelight Vigil Held Wednesday Night For OK Tornado Victims
A candlelight vigil was held in downtown Greenville for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. A candlelight vigil was held in downtown Greenville for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night in support for the victims and survivors of a deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

The vigil was held at NOMA Square in front of the Hyatt in downtown Greenville. A large crowd gathered to help raise funds for the American Red Cross and stand in solidarity for those impacted by the tornado.

"It's going to provide hot meals in open shelters supply for children diapers and formula, moving in things like rakes and shovels," said Brian Scoles of the American Red Cross.

Downtown Greenville businesses are also helping. Restaurateur Jason Fletcher was born and raised in Oklahoma City and now he is hoping to give back.

"It makes sense for me to support my friends and family back home in Oklahoma," said Fletcher, the owner of the High Street Hospitality Group."

Not only did they raise funds for the victims on Wednesday night, they will also continue to raise money for the victims during Thursday night's Downtown Alive and Friday's Music On Main. The money raised during all three events will be matched by JHM Hotels, the owners of the Hyatt.

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