Is Gary Shirley’s Family in Oklahoma Safe?
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Is Gary Shirley’s Family in Oklahoma Safe?

We're still in shock over the devastating tornado that swept through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday May 20. The natural disaster has destroyed homes, elementary schools, killed at least 24 people and injured about 240. The country is still reeling from the catastrophic event, and Teen Mom's resident papa bear, Gary Shirley, is right there with us.

Turns out Gary (who lives in Indiana with his daughter, Leah) has family in Moore, but don't worry — they're safe and sound!

"So I have family in Moore Oklahoma and they are ok!" Gary tweeted to fans on May 21. "Thank God. The house is still standing but a lot of junk around them."

We're relieved to hear that Gary's family made it through the unexpected tornado in one piece (Teen Mom 3 Mackenzie Douthit's Oklahoma-based family are also safe), but the same can't be said for many others. The 1.3 mile wide storm destroyed huge amounts of infrastructure (including a medical center!), leaving many people without their homes or belongings.

If you're in a position to help out with the relief effort, head over to The Red Cross website and chip in!

Source: Twitter

05.22.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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