Matthew 25:40 reads, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
This verse inspired a group of Oklahoma City women to create Revive Inc., which seeks to network nonprofits and churches in central Oklahoma that are in need of volunteers or donations.
“We believe wholeheartedly that whoever we help, it’s the most Christ-like endeavor we could have,” said Cynthia Huffmyer, Revive president.
The nonprofit began in 2007 by holding banquets and an annual networking event. It also conducted bus tours. Huffmyer said pastors’ wives from across central Oklahoma spent a day on a bus visiting various volunteer sites around the area and hearing presentations by the director of each nonprofit.
Board member Carol Wright said the nonprofit may do bus tours again in the future, but Revive Inc. has turned its attention online in the past year.
Board members created a database on the nonprofit’s website that lists volunteer and donation opportunities across central Oklahoma. Entries on the database can be searched by category, date or ZIP code at serveok.org.
Huffmyer said close to 50 churches and nonprofit partners contribute to the database.
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