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Disaster Recovery Committee formed in Muskogee to help flood survivors

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 13:55:56-04

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. — A grassroots disaster recovery committee has been formed to help flood survivors in Muskogee County. The group, compromised of faith-based organizations, nonprofit agencies, the business community and other state and local agency personnel, will work to organize donations of money, manpower and materials to help survivors.

The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee is also working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to help coordinate an effective response.

“The (MCDRC)’s purpose is to help disaster survivors in our county who have continuing unmet needs despite the overlapping systems,” said Muskogee County Commissioner Ken Doke, a member of the MCDRC. “Our committee intends to work directly with the individuals with remaining serious needs and help find ways to deliver that help without duplicating what other agencies can or have provided.”

The group's focus is to strengthen area-wide disaster coordination, simplify client access and resolving unmet needs and helping affected families develop and plan and receive adequate assistance.

The following organizations are partnering with the committee:

• Advantage Controls
• Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma/Catholic Charities of Muskogee
• Cherokee Nation Business Services
• Cherokee Nation EMS
• City of Muskogee
• City of Webbers Falls
• Direct Traffic Control
• Feed The Children
• First Baptist Church of Fort Gibson
• Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce
• Fort Gibson Church of Christ
• Fort Gibson Emergency Resource Center
• Fort Gibson United Methodist Church
• Georgia-Pacific
• Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce
• Green Country Behavioral Health
• Lake Area United Way
• Muskogee County
• Muskogee County Department of Human Services
• Muskogee County Head Start
• Muskogee Fence
• Muskogee Tourism
• Neighbors Building Neighborhoods
• OG&E
• Port of Muskogee & Industrial Development
• United Methodist Disaster Relief
• Wal-Mart
• Warner First Baptist Church

Click here to donate or learn more about the committee.

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