NEXRAD employees donate TV to Rosewood Manor

The NEXRAD Employees Association recently donated a new big screen television to Rosewood Manor Living Center, a local nursing home. The donation was made possible by proceeds from their annual golf tournament held in September.

The NEXRAD Employees Association was created in 1990 and each year conducts several events benefiting more than 150 military, government and contract employees who work at the Radar Operations Center in Norman. The ROC serves as the national headquarters for weather radar operational support for the Departments of Commerce (National Weather Service), Defense and Transportation (Federal Aviation Administration).

Proceeds from the association’s last three golf tournaments have been dedicated toward providing comforts for Rosewood Manor residents. In past years, Santa and his elves have visited the facility, bearing a clothing gift, clock radio or calendar, and a personalized greeting card for each of the more than 130 residents. This year, the patients’ needs were better met by replacing an old 25-inch tabletop TV in the community room with a new larger screen version delivered just before Thanksgiving Day.