HOUSTONOklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) director Don Williams and BGCO DR volunteers are on the ground in Houston serving in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Oklahoma DR has been assigned to serve the communities of Portland and The Woodlands, where they have established incident command sites, food units, shower trailers and have chaplains available on site for those in need. 

“Please pray for our Oklahoma Baptist volunteers as we serve our Texas friends. We need your support, prayers and all of the strength that God gives us,” Williams said.

According to Williams, Oklahoma DR will be serving some 20,000 meals per day as a part of the historic response. These meals will be prepared by DR volunteers and delivered to the Houston Convention Center by the Red Cross.

In addition to feeding units and showers, Williams anticipates Oklahoma DR assessors, chainsaw teams and mud-out crews to arrive in Texas in days to follow to begin the recovery process for homeowners. 

“Oklahoma Baptists are responding, but this is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Williams. “If you want to go to Texas and help, we will most certainly make room for you and help you get here.”

For the latest updates, or to make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.OKDisasterHelp.org.