Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is ready to head home to the Oklahoma City area where he will be helping the victims in Moore, Oklahoma who were affected by the devastating tornado earlier this week. Weeden has been talking with Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb since the disaster and he plans to visit over Memorial Day weekend to help out in any way he can.
“I’ll do anything, whether it’s getting in the rubble and doing whatever, it doesn’t matter,” Weeden said, via the Associated Press. “I’ll be there to help.”
The tornado hit very close to home for Weeden, who’s wife, Melanie, is from Moore. Her brother and mother still live in the town, but they were not affected by the natural disaster.
It actually went right through my wife’s hometown,” Weeden said. “Fourth Street, the path they keep talking about, my mother-in-law lives on Main, which is four blocks north of it, and my brother-in-law lives two blocks south of it. It went right over the top of them. Very, very fortunate to have no injuries and everybody’s safe.”
Weeden became a star at Oklahoma State, so it is great to see him returning home to help out in his community when they need it the most.
Browns wide receiver Josh Cooper is also from Moore, Oklahoma and he plans to visit the town and lend a helping hand in the coming weeks. When Cooper learned of what Weeden would be doing, he was very thankful and appreciative.
“What a great guy,” Cooper said. “That’s pretty cool to see. I saw the picture with his jersey hanging from stuff out there. Props to him, that’s a great thing he’s doing.”