Grace Muskogee Emergency Shelter Update

Grace Muskogee Emergency Shelter Update


FRIDAY, JUNE 7- SHELTER UPDATE

As you know, since May 27th GRACE MUSKOGEE has been the Red Cross and Emergency Management Shelter for the Muskogee Area, housing 40 some folks displaced by the flooding and rains.

Although Red Cross staff presence is somewhat reduced this week, things continue to be well set up and organized by Red Cross, Grace and our neighbors from Antioch across the parking lot. Volunteers stop by, bringing supplies and helping out, folks are fed, showers are up and operating. Meals and supplies and supply runs come from Red Cross daily.

Our Sr. Warden, Josh Cotten and Antioch Pastor, Marlon Coleman (also a Muskogee councilman) have worked tirelessly to support the recovery efforts, not only for Muskogee city, but all over the county. One of our Grace Cub Scout Pack moms (who is head of the Muskogee Eastern Star chapter) is heading up a HUGE clothing and supply center in the Masonic Temple just a block away. They are all such examples to us and and blessings to those suffering from this disaster.

Oklahoma Housing Authority, F.E.M.A. and Red Cross case workers are here, sometimes daily, assisting folks with applications for assistance. The Grace/Red Cross goal is to get everyone placed in a safe, comfortable, secure place, help them start healing and be able to close the shelter.

Again, Thank you to everyone who helped set up, brought supplies, offered to sit in if needed! Bless you all! We will keep you informed! Please keep all those affected by the storms and flooding in your prayers. The hardest part is just beginning for these folks. Prayers and Blessings for them and for you, B.J. (918-260-3517)


JUN. COFFEE HOURS:   We are suspending our coffee hour hosting while the shelter is operating, but hope you will all come over and have a cup of coffee, meet our guests, and wish these “Oklahoma strong” folks well. 
The Red Cross Shelter staff will be serving lunch to our shelter folk about the time we usually have coffee hour… we are welcome to join them for coffee, (we won’t be in the lunch count, but LOTS of snacks are available.)  We are getting to know these 40 some amazing, resilient Oklahomans, many of whom have lost everything.  


IF YOU WISH TO DONATE TO THE GRACE SHELTER
- make your check to Grace and put "Shelter" on the memo line! Again thank you!!! Blessings from Grace.


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