Former Topeka Hockey Standout Narrowly Escapes Oklahoma Tornado

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__Former Topeka Roadrunner and Moore, Oklahoma resident, Kyle Sharkey tells 13 news he was at the rink when his mother called to warn him about the tornado. He quickly left to pick his brother up from the local high school and from past storm chasing excursions with his uncle knew to travel south where it was safe. His home was just blocks from the tornado's path.

The Roadrunner's all-time leading points scorer said, "It is tough because a lot of people have nothing and your house is still standing. I am thankful God was watching but it is confusion. It is hard to put into words. I am heartbroken.

Distance will not stop the Topeka Red Cross from lending a hand. Red Cross officials say 2 volunteers will ship out in an Emergency Response Vehicle soon after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Those with experience in tornado relief efforts say they will have enough bodies assisting, but there is one way you can make an impact.

Coordinator of Emergency Services Renee Aldrich said, " There will be a lot of materials sent down there and we don't need that. It costs about $100 a day to send a trained worker down there so we need funds. It is the most important to fund the workers that we have down there."
You can donate by visiting or by texting RedCross to 90999 for a $10 donation.