WOODWARD, Okla. — More than a week after a major ice storm impacted the northwest region of Oklahoma, volunteers representing Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) as well as other Oklahoma Baptist associations such as the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) have been working to restore areas affected by the storm.

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) volunteer hugs homeowner affected by ice storm. (Photo: Provided)

Here is an updated list showing how DR has helped those in need:

  • More than 500 requests for service received
  • 386 damage assessments completed
  • 92 Disaster Relief requests completed
  • More than 1,400 meals served
  • 79 loads of laundry
  • More than 100 Baptist trained volunteers on site

According to DR director Sam Porter, the BCM group from Southwestern Oklahoma State “was instrumental in cleanup as they cleaned Lions Park, a baseball park, the Rotary park, Veterans Memorial Park, Crystal Lake and the walking trail surrounding it. The city was grateful for the BCM’s help.”

The First Baptist Churches of Laverne and Woodward are serving as DR base stations. DR volunteers are involved with chainsaw teams, administration, laundry trailers, shower trailers and feeding teams to provide meals for volunteers and storm victims.

“We are making every effort to assist as well as possible from our Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief resources,” Porter said. “We want to share the love of Jesus with our neighbors in need.”

For the latest updates, or to support Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.OKDisasterHelp.org.