We wrote this summer in praise of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s disaster relief ministry. At the time, members of the group were awaiting a possible call to help victims of wildfires in Colorado, after previously spending two weeks there providing laundry services.
After Superstorm Sandy wiped out portions of the East Coast last month, Oklahoma Southern Baptists again answered the call. They were honored this week with a key to the city of Middletown, N.J., after serving more than 64,535 meals over a period of weeks.
That’s a lot of food, but the convention’s mobile kitchens are well-equipped. The largest can produce 25,000 per day, and the other, smaller units are able to prepare 3,000 to 5,000 per day.
A proclamation from Middletown officials read: “Thank you for bringing warm smiles, hot meals, and enduring friendships at a time when we needed it most.” Oklahomans should be proud of this group’s good deeds.