TULSA, Okla. — Families across the nation are leaning on each other during the coronvirus crisis.
Single Tulsa mothers like Brenni Veit don't always get that luxury, but thankfully, she's a member at Victory Church where they are taking an extra step to be there for the single moms, widows, and elderly women.
“They are helping him be present in everyone's life," Veit said. "I can’t think of anything that is better than that. It’s profound. I never imagined anything like this. I have never seen anything like this, and they are so organized. It’s absolutely unbelievable.”
Veit has been a member of Victory Church since the 90s.
“How they can handle all this and as well as they do, and they are so generous at the same time," Veit said. "It feels like you have a rug, if all else fails and you do everything you can yourself, there is something there if you need it.”
She also cares for a disabled child, and says things can sometimes be harder than people think.
“As a single mom, you wear eight hats, sometimes all at one time," Veit said. "People don’t realize, but when you’re moving that fast, it’s hard to make time between spending time with your child and doing everything else that has to get done.”
Veit says she's never imagined anything like what's happening in the world because of the coronavirus. She's just glad the church is stepping up.
“Instead of going to pay too much money with a repair shop, we help them out," Pastor Maria Clinckscales said. "Our mechanics are professional. We are on it. They just fix their cars for free.”
Pastor Clinckscales told 2 Works for You they know people need help.
Their mechanics go to peoples homes, and now service them in their own driveways with whatever they need. She also tells us they are being safe and clean.
“We went with wipes, and hand sanitizer," Pastor Clinckscales said. "All of our mechanics have gloves on and we sanitized the door handles, and inside the doors before the mechanics got in there. After they were done, they wiped everything down”
We spoke with two mechanics from Victory Church. They say as volunteers they don't get paid, they do it because it's their passion and they love to help single moms.
“A lot of people are tight on money and if we can help them out in any way that we can, it’s a major blessing to them,” Mason Page said.
“Especially, when it comes down to single mothers. They have kids and children. They need to get back and forth," Eric Bradford said. "So, every little bit helps.”
The Victory Church will be doing another day of service this Saturday. If you are a member and need any additional information, go to the church at 7700 S Lewis Ave, or click here.
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