SHAWNEE, OK – Vyve Broadband proudly supports the Shawnee, OK, tornado recovery efforts. On September 6, Vyve joined the United Way of Pottawatomie County to provide a $10,000 check for the Shawnee Recovery efforts. Sandy Vanderburg, Executive Director of the United Way, was on hand for the ceremony. She said, “We appreciate our community partners who step up when a tragedy hits. Vyve has been that partner from getting telecommunications services back up, volunteering in the community to help with recovery, and now giving much-needed funds to help rebuild the community.”
Shawnee Mayor Ed Bolt and Andy Parrott, President and COO of Vyve Broadband, were at the new Vyve Shawnee store for the check presentation. Vyve’s original store location was damaged during the tornado.
On April 19, 2023, Shawnee was hit by an EF2 tornado. The town of Shawnee immediately kicked into recovery mode, with the United Way of Pottawatomie County leading the way and starting a recovery fund with 100% of the profits going towards local recovery, focusing on those with unmet needs.
The City of Shawnee set up the website, shawneerecovery.com, and it’s a valuable resource for anyone looking for more information or a way to make a meaningful contribution to these efforts. Seeing how the community and local businesses come together to support their fellow residents during this challenging time is heartening. With continued generosity and support, Shawnee will continue on its path to recovery and emerge stronger.