Volunteers Assist Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Volunteers Assist Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Volunteers Assist Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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When Mike Wilson saw the EF-5 tornado barreling towards Moore, Oklahoma he feared the worst. The volunteer firefighter with Seven Hills has responded to multiple emergencies across the country over the years and he knew this time around would be no different.

"I would imagine that we probably watched 15 seconds of it on tv and then we immediately went out and started getting the trucks ready to head that way. When a tornado that size hits the ground, its just destruction man, it's just totally wiped out," said Wilson.

Wilson serves as the local commander for Christ in Action, a national non-profit organization that responds to disasters around the globe. Several teams have already been deployed and are on the ground in the hardest hit areas. The teams not only bring food and shelter to those in need, but they are also trained to help the victims cope with what's happened.

"It's gives us the ability to speak to them and let them unload some of the emotion and cry a little bit then most of the time they get right to work and start helping their neighbor before they start helping themselves so it happens pretty quick," he continued.

The organization asks for your donations, whether they be monetary or items for the victims. If you can help please call 251-454-5044. Donations are tax-deductible.

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