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Oakaholics Push Oklahoma Park

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An online group that came together following to the 2011 Mouse River Flood to help Minot win a contest to help rebuild Oak Park is continue it's work.

This time however, it's paying it forward with the help from old and new friends.

Shaun Sipma has the story.

A group, rooted in tragedy, bound together through a social network has been working tirelessly on-line since 2011 to help Minot win on-line contests for recovery dollars.

The facebook groups Oakaholics, KX News Facebook Addicts & among countless others Helped Minot win the Coca Cola Live Positively contest in 2011 that turned into a $100,000 prize to help rebuild Oak Park.

(Sherry) Joplin helped us to win.

Seeing the outcome and the impact the contest had on the Magic City, The Minot facebook groups have joined forced again with Joplin to pay it forward to another community in need, casting their votes for the Veterans Memorial Park in Moore, Oklahoma.

A park that was decimated by a Tornado on May 20, 2013.

(Sherry)

The call to vote for Moore's Veteran Memorial Park is also getting some heavy hitting Hollywood backing from Minot Native Josh Duhamel.

Duhamel utilizing the same social media outlet to encourage his fans to vote for Moore.

(Sherry) thanks josh

The Live Positively contest runs through July 15th.

The Oakaholics have put the cause front and center on their facebook page laying out all the rule changes and how you can make your vote count.

(Sherry) may not be able tow wield a shovel.

Intertwined through tragedy, the Oakaholics, the people of Minot and those from Joplin are hoping to return the compassion that was bestowed upon them in their hour of need, as another community battles to rebuild after a horrific natural disaster.

In Minot, Shaun Sipma KX News.

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