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Family hosts BBQ for Oklahoma victims

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

A Lincoln family decided to take a summertime classic and use it as a way to raise money for the Red Cross.

"My wife decided to leave town for the weekend and has foolishly left me with the house and I thought what better thing to do than to host a party," Nate Blum said.

This party isn't just about fun, Nate is collecting donations for the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma.

He says it just seemed like the right thing to do.

"Lincoln has a very generous heart. We give to a lot of things here in the city of Lincoln and we have such a long history with Oklahoma particularly Oklahoma City in that area," Nate said.

In typical bachelor fashion, Nate's asking his friends to do the heavy lifting. They show up with the food, Nate supplies the venue, and everyone donates to help those who are truly in need.

"Bring their own food, and bring their own lawn chairs, and bring your own beverages and bring your checkbook with proceeds again to the American Red Cross," he said.

If you could not attend the barbeque and would like to donate, send a check made out to the American Red Cross to either the organization or 4035 S. 37th St. in Lincoln. To ensure that the money goes to Oklahoma victims, write "Oklahoma" on the memo line.

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