Mennonite Disaster Service Report from Oklahoma

The Washington Mennonite Fellowship crew, somewhat at the last minute, ended up being split between New York (hurricane Sandy) and Midwest City, OK.  There wasn’t enough work in OK ready to go to require the entire Washington crew.  None the less, the 8 of us who went to OK had an enjoyable and satisfying experience.  Most of the work involved repairs of tornado damage on homes that survived the storms.  We built decks, handicap ramps, and stairs on mobile homes that were moved in to replace homes lost.  We had cold weather several of the days and were fortunate to have indoor work to do on several of the homes (i.e. hanging drywall, taping and mudding, installing doors, and other miscellaneous repairs).  We were blessed by excellent leadership from the project directors and long term volunteers.  Carl was able to also work the week before the Washington group, joining a group of young Old Order Mennonites from Conestoga Mennonite church in PA.