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Church of Christ serving as emergency shelter after major flooding in Oklahoma

Other Tulsa congregations also become hubs for disaster relief.

The Crosstown Church of Christ in Tulsa, Okla., is serving as a Red Cross emergency shelter after major flooding in Oklahoma.

Another Tulsa congregation — The Park Church of Christ — is distributing emergency food and supplies received from Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.

The Sand Springs Church of Christ, west of Tulsa, also is preparing to serve as a disaster relief center.

We have come together with The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Inc to open Disaster Relief Distribution Center for…

Posted by Sand Springs Church of Christ on Monday, May 27, 2019

Other Oklahoma congregations involved in relief efforts include the Wagoner Church of Christ and Southside Church of Christ in Jay.

Recent front pages of the Tulsa World highlight the magnitude of the disaster:

The Crosstown church has more than 70 flood victims staying at its activity center, preaching minister Robert Prater said Monday. (Tuesday update: The number jumped to 83 by Monday night, Prater said. The church has capacity to serve about 100 to 125 people, he said.)

The Crosstown Church of Christ’s activity center is an emergency shelter for Tulsa, Okla., area flood victims.

“Our elders and I are now working very closely with the Red Cross on the ground to identity and help meet specific needs of these families,” Prater said. “We are also looking beyond the immediate needs and already planning on a recovery effort to help families.”

Donations earmarked for “2019 Flood Relief” can be made via the church website.

Tonight we cooked 180 hamburgers and 100 hot dogs for about 140 people including those workers from the Red Cross and…

Posted by Crosstown Church Of Christ on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Meanwhile, Mitch Wilburn, preaching minister for The Park church, praised his congregation’s response to the flooding:

Way to go Park!!! Sand bagging, moving furniture upstairs, housing displaced families- you name it these guys are doing…

Posted by Mitch Wilburn on Friday, May 24, 2019

Unloaded and getting ready to serve. Our new warehouse space is absolutely unbelievable for this type of ministry. Thank you Lord!

Posted by Mitch Wilburn on Friday, May 24, 2019

Know of more Churches of Christ involved in the relief effort? Email Bobby Ross Jr. at [email protected].

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