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Oklahoma Baptists, other aid agencies head to Louisiana to help hurricane recovery efforts, many for the second time

Baptists from Oklahoma left Thursday to help with Hurricane Isaac disaster relief. Many of them responded seven years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm •  Published: August 30, 2012

Ten volunteers from the Central and Western Oklahoma Region are in the gulf region working to provide shelter, food, mental health services and disaster assessment, spokesman Ken Garcia said.

Three are in Alabama, two are in Mississippi, two in Texas, one in Florida and two in Louisiana. These volunteers could be gone for a few days to several weeks, Garcia said.

Feed The Children reports it is sending several truck loads of relief supplies for residents in New Orleans, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge.

The organization will continue to respond with disaster relief supplies, food, personal care items and cleanup supplies as needed.

“Feed The Children has always responded during times of disaster and, thanks to the generous donation of the Office Depot Foundation and many of our corporate partners, we are able to bring direct help to Louisiana residents in need,” spokesman Tony Sellars said. “We will continue to monitor the situation and send relief to victims of the storm as long as there is a need.”

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