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Update on Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief work in hurricane recovery

LAKE CHARLES, La.—Work will continue in southwest Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, but Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) made great strides in helping Lake Charles recover from the major storm. Though many DR volunteers are returning to Oklahoma, relief teams will go to Alabama to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sally.

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DR volunteers completed more than 1,000 chainsaw jobs in the Lake Charles, La. area.

“Red Cross closed our kitchen at (Moss Bluff, La., First) this weekend,” said Don Williams, state DR director on Sunday, Sept. 20. “Area Command determined we would close Moss Bluff, First and consolidate work at (Lake Charles, La., Trinity). All our team members and equipment are heading home. We will continue sending recovery teams to Trinity through Oct. 17.”

Williams reported DR volunteers completed more than 1,000 chainsaw jobs. The result of DR’s work in Louisiana has seen more than 300 people make professions of faith in Christ.

Focus is also on helping victims of Hurricane Sally in Alabama recover. Williams said the Alabama DR director asked if Oklahoma DR “could send a small feeding team and recovery teams.”

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Pastor Rusty McMullen, right, of McAlester, First and a group of DR volunteers pose with David, center red shirt, who made of profession of faith in Christ. The result of DR’s work in Louisiana has seen more than 300 people make professions of faith in Christ.

“Oklahoma Baptists will be leaving on Saturday (Sept. 26) to be ready to work… somewhere in Baldwin County, Ala.,” Williams said. “Teams are ready and eager to serve.”

For updates or to donate to Oklahoma Baptists DR, visit okdisasterhelp.org.

Chris Doyle

Author: Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle is managing editor of the Baptist Messenger.

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