Mid-State Volunteers Help Oklahoma Storm Survivors

May 29, 2013

The Whispering Oaks area of Moore, Oklahoma May 27, 2013. The Moore area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013.
Credit Andrea Booher/fema.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A group of 80 volunteers from Middle Tennessee were on the ground Wednesday in Oklahoma helping local residents clean up following last week’s devastating tornados.

About 80 Tennesseans from Cross Point Church in Nashville traveled west Tuesday. Children’s pastor J.T. Witcher is with the volunteers and says the group went prepared to help tornado survivors clean up their properties.

“Not only will we get to work along side of them, but we get to help them clean up their houses and pray and minister with them…along with kind of blessing them with some of these (100) gift cards.”

Witcher says the Cross Point team is partnering with a local church for the effort. He says getting to get to that partner church early Wednesday morning was an eye-opening experience.

“We actually just drove by the path that crossed the highway…I-35. It was a pretty incredible sight to see, just unbelievable devastation here.”

Witcher says the team will work in Central Oklahoma through Thursday and head back to Tennessee on Friday.