Baptist Disaster Relief supports first responders in NW OK
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is supporting the first responders in northwest Oklahoma, sending a “Quick Response” feeding unit Tuesday afternoon to the area affected by wildfires.
Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Relief, said this effort will be primarily located at the incident command site at the Woodward County fair grounds and will move to the main fire area going on as needed.
Porter said the feeding unit will serve basically hamburgers, hot dogs, fajitas and tacos with chips for a quick meal on the work site. He said the unit will also be equipped with water and energy drinks for the first responders.
Porter said disaster relief volunteers have recently served in this area.
“We realize that this fire has hit the exact same areas that were impacted by the ice storm in January,” he said. “Our chainsaw teams had 712 calls for help in three and a half weeks."
Disaster relief team members also are checking an area in Greasy, south of Stilwell, on a report of a small tornado that hit the community Monday, March 6. Also, disaster Baptist relief is serving in Missouri, sending "several rolls of DR rolled roofing" to assist tarping for roof-damaged homes, Porter said.
For more information and updates, go to www.okdisasterhelp.org.
Posted by Carla Hinton