Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief lends aid to Louisiana in aftermath of Laura

As part of Southern Baptists’ coordinated response to Hurricane Laura, teams of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers are headed to Louisiana to offer hope and help.
Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptists’ DR state director, said, “We have been in close conversations with leaders coordinating the disaster response. Oklahoma Baptists have been called on to help, and we will answer that call.”
Moss Bluff Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Oklahoma’s trained DR volunteers were assigned to Lake Charles, La., Moss Bluff, “one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Laura.”
“We are bringing our large generator to bring light to the church, which seems so fitting,” Williams said. “We have a partnership with Red Cross and will be feeding those impacted. We will begin recovery work once our team members arrive.”
Williams said Oklahoma’s feeding team is “capable of cooking about 8,000 meals a day.” He said trained assessors and chaplains are on the ground, visiting and serving homeowners impacted by the storm. A chainsaw debris clean-up crew is also on site to begin the work. He said the volunteer force of more than 50 will be serving and ministering.
“It’s going to be a slow process—it was a big storm. We’re there to bring hope, help and healing,” he added.
For DR updates or to donate to Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org.

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