Neighbor for Neighbor

posted Feb 11, 2013, 7:32 PM by Spencer Hellman
It's been about 6 months since over 600 families in the Mannford area lost their homes to the August wildfires. For various reasons, approximately 85% of the families with children, elderly couples, and disabled persons did not have insurance. Many of these families are living in storage buildings and rundown mobile without running water, heat or a
bed while they are working to rebuild their lives and homes.

Owen Park resident and board member, Carolyn Henning, is a Case Manager with the Creek County Recovery Committee, the volunteer organization that is assisting families to meet their immediate needs during the rebuild process. There is a great need for skilled and unskilled volunteers to lend a hand, or two, to build porches & stairs to mobile homes, install skirting, and construct well houses, among other projects. Donations of appliances, furniture in good condition, and any household items would help meet the urgent need. Donations, including financial assistance are tax deductible and can be made by contacting Carolyn or the "Committee" at 918-856-9185.