SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — Hundreds have lost all their belongings in the recent flooding and storms, leaving residents lost on where to go.
But one local church is helping those victims with the first step in recovery.
The Sand Springs Church of Christ is handing out boxes of food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products. Residents are asked to bring identification or a utility bill to prove they live in an area hit by flooding.
The local congregation received a semi-load full of supplies from the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, based in Nashville, which has distributed more than $12 million in goods to victims of natural disasters across the country just in 2019 alone.
In Sand Springs, they’ll keep handing out supplies until the community’s needs are met.
“It’s a humbling experience, it’s humbling,” Sand Springs Church of Christ minister Elliott Dunn said. “And... we’re not wired that way. We don’t ask for help. But we sympathize with them, and when you’re down, there’s people to help and you need to take their hand and let them help you.”
The church has passed out more than 100 boxes since Thursday.
The distribution center is open every day from 3-7 p.m. and is located in the Prattville area of Sand Springs at 4301 S. 113th West Ave.
The Park Church of Christ in South Tulsa and the Crosstown Church of Christ on Admiral are part of the same disaster relief effort. You can find out more information on those locations by clicking here.
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.
Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.