Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR), under the direction of Don Williams, state DR director, is covering the state after a major ice storm late October caused damage in numerous areas.
As of Nov. 4, DR has received more than 600 requests for assistance in areas including Anadarko, Cushing, Enid, Oklahoma City and Ponca City. Four staging headquarters have been established in key areas of Enid, Lawton, Oklahoma City and northeast Oklahoma.
Williams said teams are prioritizing requests involving elderly and limited access to and from homes due to fallen trees.
“Many DR volunteers are still recovering from work done in Louisiana after recent hurricanes,” Williams said. “We will work until every request has been fulfilled, and we will answer all requests.”
Williams said out-of-state DR teams will come to assist from Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
For those needing help with recovery from the ice storm, visit okdisasterhelp.org to submit a request. The website also provides more information on DR.