'Loving Oklahoma' forged ties between CBF and BGCT disaster-relief organizers, an achievement that overshadows the fact that 135 volunteers – not the 1,000 hoped for – turned up, organizers say.
Resettled Burmese, Sudanese, Iraqis and other nationalities received gifts of furniture from a Baptist ministry to furnish apartments damanged in flash flooding caused by the May tornadoes.
Grief experts say new furniture can provide the first feelings of normalcy after experiencing trauma.
Up to 1,000 volunteers are expected for a week-long event in August targeting five areas near Oklahoma City that were devastated by recent twisters.
Texas Baptist Men volunteers continue to assess damage caused by a series of deadly tornadoes Wednesday night.