WOODWARD, Okla.—Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has dispatched its Quick Response Feeding Unit to an area northwest of Woodward, where firefighters are battling a large wildfire.
“This trailer is specially designed for this type of wild fire recovery to feed the volunteer firemen who come from all over the state responding to these massive wild fires,” said Sam Porter, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief director. “The volunteers prepare food that the firemen can grab and go—mostly hamburgers, hotdogs and burritos. They also provide cold drinks, such as power drinks and water.”
Porter said the BGCO unit is expected to be on the scene in time for the evening meal today.
In addition, the BGCO has:
- About 65 volunteers in North Monroe, La. and Dermott, Ark. providing flood relief.
- As many as five chain saw trailers and two tarp units in north Tulsa following the Tulsa area tornado last week.
- One chain saw unit working the Tishomingo area after a straight wind storm that went through southern Oklahoma one week ago.
For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org.