OKLAHOMA CITY – Up to 100 volunteers from the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief team will be deployed to help with the cleanup from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The teams are heading to a staging area in Middleton,N.Y.before heading to New York City with the primary goal of helping the under insured elderly and needy clean up after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Tuesday. The team includes three chainsaw teams to clear trees and debris, a food service team that can provide 35,000 meals per day and a mud-out team from Norman to help victims clean out flooded homes.
“These teams will be a second wave of disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims since most of the current teams have been there since the beginning of the week and will need a break,” said Sam Porter, state director of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. “Services like the mud-out team usually cost $15,000 so we’re in a unique position to help get those affected back on their feet.”