Relief efforts for wildfire continue

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma Baptists disaster relief volunteers, who have been involved in the response to Oklahoma wildfires, are on standby for Louisiana disaster relief officials to help with any aftermath from Hurricane Isaac.

“Seven years to the very day that Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf cost, a tropical storm Isaac is on track to hit the very same area of Louisiana,” said Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

“Following Katrina, Oklahoma Baptists spent four and a half months in New Orleans providing emergency food service, followed by 18 months of mud-out and restoration,” he said. “Now as the storm named Isaac approaches, the Oklahoma Baptist team has been asked to place two feeding units on stand-by in case our services are needed again.”

Hundreds of Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers have helped in wildfire relief in Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. The network of support is ready to assist at a moment’s notice.

“From the ashes in Oklahoma to the Gulf, God can and will equip us to do anything He has called us to do,” added Porter.

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