OK, if you have never read the BAT-BLOG before we are mostly all about the joy of collecting Batman. We also love the character and try to cover all the fresh news coming out, stuff like: Vintage Toys, New Collectibles, Video Games, Animated Movies, TV Cartoons, etc... just about anything and everything BATMAN!
As the Writer of this site I also live in Oklahoma and on May 20th we were struck with a major tornado. The big news here was about an Elementary School in Moore, called "Plaza Towers", that got hit. Then, very recently I heard about the story of a School Teacher there who was a major BATMAN Collector and she lost almost all of her collection. You see, she displayed it in her class so her students could also enjoy it.
This is what the BAT-BLOG TOY DRIVE is all about. Trying to help her restock her missing collection. We did a recent post here that explains everything. If you have not read it then please do. If anything there's a great video to watch of some of the news coverage. Just CLICK HERE.
Anyways, this post is an update to what has been going on recently. First, I'd like to repair a typo that I made in the original post. I mentioned that no kids were injured in this event. Sadly, I just found out that 7 children were actually killed in this hit of the school building. None of the kids who died were directly students of the particular Teacher we have been talking about, but it's still incredibly sad news. It's the worst thing I can think of, for something like this to happen. I hope their parents find peace in some way. I can't imagine what this would even be like.
Yeah, major bad news, right?! I'm sorry. The next bit of information will be a little more bright, I hope. First off, here at the Bat-Blog we were contacted by the Agent-Manager who represents both Burt Ward and Adam West. Of course these are the two Actors who played "Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder" on the classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series!
They are both getting very involved in this event and I could not be more proud of them. They're both really great people. I mean, WOW!! Isn't that so cool?!! Thank you Mr. West, Mr. Ward, and Andrew.
Now, check this out... The Teacher we're trying to help, her name is Ms. Evans, sent us this wonderful photo up above showing a few of the items that some extremely generous Bat-Blog Readers have sent so far!
There's some great stuff here! The responses have been really awesome and we really appreciate everybody who has written to us so far. The response rate has been a lot higher than I could hope for. Thank you everybody!! But we gotta keep this going and even build on it.
So, would YOU like to get involved? Just check out the main post for information about how YOU can join the crusade. We're asking for Batman-related donations to be mailed and if you don't have anything like that then we will also be collecting cash donations that will be spent exclusively on this toy drive.
Also, if you can't send anything right now ( I understand if you can't because I'm going through hard financial times myself ) then at least, PLEASE, share this on your favorite social media outlet like Facebook or Twitter. Getting the news out there would help a ton! Here's the main post we would like you to share, CLICK HERE.
Thanks again to everybody who has helped so far and to those who might help now... you people are freakin' AWESOME!!