Above: Disaster Relief chainsaw team leaves from Hugo to serve in Trumann, Ark. in the aftermath of the Friday, Dec. 10, tornadoes.

HUGO—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is involved in the aftermath of the series of tornadoes that impacted numerous states on Friday, Dec. 10.

Don Williams, state DR director, reported a chainsaw team departed this morning from southeast Oklahoma, heading for Trumann, Ark. A crew representing Frisco Baptist Association left Hugo equipped with a man lift, tarps and other resources to help in recovery.

Trumann was reported to have been the location where storms began last Friday. More than 200 homes have been destroyed or damaged in the northeast Arkansas town.

“Oklahoma Baptists always stand read to answer the call of providing hope, help and healing to those in need,” Williams said.

Progress in Houma, La.

Pastor Cliff Arnold leads a worship service at Houma, Emmanuel in the Fellowship Hall, with Oklahoma DR team members attending the service.

Oklahoma Baptists DR is finishing the rebuilding efforts of Houma, La., Emmanuel, a church that was affected by Hurricane Ida.

Williams reported college teams from the Baptist Collegiate Ministries of Cameron University and the University of Tulsa have been helping in the Emmanuel rebuild.

“The work is going well in Houma, Williams said. “At first we thought they would be done sometime between Christmas and New Year’s, but from how things are going, Emmanuel could have their building ready before Christmas.”

For more information on DR or to donate to DR, visit okdisasterhelp.org.

All donations to DR go directly to those affected by storms.