Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) never charges homeowners for help and services they give to people. Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptist DR state director, received an alarming report from an official with Oklahoma Emergency Management that there reportedly were people posing as Southern Baptist Relief who presented invoices to homeowners, telling them they are being charged for work for clean-up in the wake of severe storms and tornadoes.
Williams said, “Let me be crystal clear. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief has never and will never charge homeowners for help they receive. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has a long tradition of helping community members in times of disaster. SBDR is made up of Southern Baptists church members who work and live in the community. They give, freely, of their time to help communities recovery from disasters.”
He added, “We want to help our neighbors, free of charge, because we believe that what Jesus has called us to do.”
For the latest information on Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org