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Oklahoma natives are raising money to help tornado victims who are now forced to rebuild their town after an EF-5 twister ripped through Moore, Oklahoma last Monday. 

"Every little bit helps," said Valli Finney.  

Finney is sticking by this motto.  The former Oklahoma resident is raising money by baking.

She has an assortment of homemade baked goods at the Elko Farmers Market. Without setting any kind of prices, she wants that to come from the buyer.

"We hope people will come out and donate," said Finney.

"I think it's awesome that they're doing this to raise money to help people," said Jennifer Mitchell.  

"We're all Americans, we're all people and we should reach out and help people that are in need and these people have to rebuild their lives," said Clayton Tobias.  

The efforts to raise money for the tornado victims did not stop at the Elko Farmers Market. FOX54 even found people in Aiken taking donations.

"We Okies need to stick together," said Connie Rule.  

Rule is an Oklahoma native who is partnering with Finney. 

"Even though I've lived here most of my life, Oklahoma is still home and Valli feels the same way," said Rule.  

Instead of food, she is selling bracelets but she isn't just collecting money.

"Anything that anyone is willing to bring; work gloves, blankets, socks, soap, shampoo, anything will do," said Rule.  

All proceeds will go towards the Plaza Towers School PTA and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.

To donate contact Valli Finney at vallimfinney@yahoo.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/SouthCaroliniansForOklahomaTornadoVictims?ref=hl

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