Convoy of Hope Moore Response, Update on MAY 23, 2013 | 2:30 PM
MOORE, OKLA.Two of our teams responded to one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in Moore today, handing out water, food and plastic containers to storm survivors.
"For many of these families, this is the first time they've been able to return to their homes to recover what they can," says Jim Batten, one of the first team members in the area. "We got word that what many people need are plastic storage containers to put their belongings in. Thankfully we had containers as part of our relief supplies so we were able to distribute them this morning."
The initial response team assisted families in removing whatever they could from their torn apart homes. Water trickled down through holes in ripped apart roofs after heavy morning rains made work even more challenging for those who have already been through a difficult week.
"I just want everything to go back to normal," said 22-year-old Jeremy, standing in front of what used to be his home. "But I am thankful you all are here. It means so much to us."
National Guard and Oklahoma Highway Patrol units patrolled the streets as our new disaster response sprint van full of food and water entered the area.
Debris removal teams are also being formed to help in upcoming clean-up efforts and our distribution center is open at Crossroads Church (8900 South Shields Blvd.) from 10 to 7 daily.
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