Oklahoma Baptists recognized by N.J. city for relief efforts
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 5:58 PM
The Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief team and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma were recognized by a New Jersey city for assisting residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Middletown, N.J., officials presented both organizations with a proclamation Nov. 19 and a key to the city honoring the team's service.
“Thank you for bringing warm smiles, hot meals, and enduring friendships at a time when we needed it most," the proclamation said.
The Oklahoma kitchen, which has a capacity for cooking 35,000 meals a day, has served 64,535 meals since it began operating in Middletown on Nov. 5 in response to Hurricane Sandy, officials said.
On Nov. 19, it prepared 6,000 meals for American Red Cross emergency response vehicles to deliver into the community.