PANAMA CITY, FL—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers left for Florida, Sun., Oct. 14 to begin cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
“Our feeding team of 25-30 people will arrive in Panama City and get supplies together to feed an estimated 10,000 meals,” said Don Williams, state director for Oklahoma Baptist DR.
Oklahoma Baptist DR and Arkansas DR will join efforts to provide feeding units, as well as generators and a water purification unit.
“There is no running water in Panama City right now, so we’re focusing on getting that back on and the power up and running,” Williams said.
Oklahoma Baptist DR is currently serving in North Carolina as well, with both mudout and chainsaw teams deployed following Hurricane Florence. Chaplains and assessors will join the relief efforts in Florida.
“There is utter devastation in Panama City and Mexico Beach, and Oklahoma Baptists will be there to provide health, hope and healing to those impacted by Hurricane Michael,” Williams said.