Oklahoma Baptists' honored for relief efforts
BY Staff Reports
Monday, November 26, 2012
11/26/12 at 6:03 AM
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 superstorm Sandy.
Middletown, N.J., officials presented both organizations with a proclamation last week 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 superstorm Sandy, officials said.
On Nov. 19, it prepared 6,000 meals for American Red Cross emergency response vehicles to deliver into the community.
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