HOUSTON—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) continues relief efforts in Spring, Texas and surrounding areas three weeks after Hurricane Harvey brought floodwaters to Houston.
“We have received 264 requests for recovery, specifically for our ‘mud-out’ teams,” said Don Williams, state director of Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) DR. “Sixty-five of those requests have been fulfilled, and we get an additional 20 requests a day.”
Williams said DR has been responsible for preparing 67,000 meals in the three weeks that the large DR feeding unit has been in operation in The Woodlands.
“It is a long, hard task,” Williams said. “As I’ve said before, relief efforts will be more of a marathon rather than a sprint. We are continuing to move forward with our efforts.”
Williams said DR is asking all Oklahoma Baptist churches to help in Houston. “Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief will help them (volunteers) find work,” he said. “We will help train them, house them and get them connected with churches and people that need help. We need as many people who are willing to come.”
For the latest updates, or to make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.OKDisasterHelp.org.