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Newsletter 6-28-17

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Newsletter June 28, 2017

Greetings to all past, present and future volunteers,

We are grateful for all the volunteers that have been helping Oklahoma disaster survivors recover!  The impact has been tremendous.

Over 2,100 volunteers
providing over 37,100 hours of service
equating to over
$795,000 in labor value!

And that’s just the last 2 ½ years!!

RECOVERY IS NOT COMPLETE

Families need a safe, sanitary and secure home A.S.A.P.

As this newsletter is being penned there are over 650 disaster survivors from 2015 spring storms in disaster case management with 56 ready for volunteers to do home repairs and more becoming ready every week.

We have many weeks open for volunteer teams between now and the end of the year.  Register today!

The map below shows the location of the homes to be repaired across the state.  This map is now online where you can zoom in and out as well as click on any of the red markers to find out what that job entails.  You can also view the full project list below the map online.  We encourage you to find a project and register today to help!

What will your Response - Ability be to those in need?

VOLUNTEERS

YOU are desperately needed!

We are currently serving disaster survivors from the spring 2015 and spring 2016 disasters.  During those two years the state suffered significant flooding as well as endured tornadoes, high winds and hail.  These disasters affected 66 of the state’s 77 counties with many of the families having waited up to 25 months to receive help.

Our staff makes volunteering as easy as possible.  We will find your housing location, provide your work details, and supply the site with materials and tools.  Our project managers have experience that can teach you the skills your team needs to be successful.

Please volunteer today!

    

DONATIONS

We are looking for the extravagant generosity of people and organizations across the country to aid in Oklahoma recovery efforts.

  • Average home recovery costs are $1,900 per family
  • Supply needs include Shingles, OSB Subflooring, Drywall, Joint Compound, Joint Tape, Paint, Screws…

You can make a cash donation on our website or you can make a donation of supplies by calling 405-698-8610.

We are also in need of operational funding to continue this vital work in the state.

  • Staff salaries, vehicle and trailer maintenance, tools and equipment
  • Purchase of distribution and warehousing facility

You can make an operational donation by calling 405-530-2032.

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Plains & Peaks Presbyterian, CO

First Presbyterian, KS

Ankeny UMC, IA

St Timothy’s Lutheran, NE

Tahlequah UMC, OK

OU Wesley Foundation, OK

AmeriCorps, CO AND Central Texas Youth Mission, TX

Paul said, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Acts 20:35