Volunteers Arrive in Quapaw to Help With Storm Debris

Published 04/28 2014 05:28PM

Updated 04/28 2014 08:50PM

QUAPAW, OK.--- Volunteers from around the area are dropping everything to help the Quapaw community. These volunteers feel someone needs to help, so why not them. Volunteers from all over the Four States are making the victims of Sunday's tornado a priority.

"Just help them out, so they don't do this. They have suffered enough, so we decided to come in and try to help out," said Jerry Mayfield, Chain Saw Crew. 

Organizations, families, and individuals rolled up their sleeves today to help pick up damage caused by yesterday's tornado. 

"We've been cleaning up debris and cutting down trees. We just got done through taking a tree off the top of this building," said Frank Hollingshed, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. 

Southern Baptist Church of Broken Arrow brought chain saws, tractors and a message of hope. 

"Just to minister to the people. They've been hurt from the storm or disaster, their property is damaged. We try to come in and whatever we can do, whether it's using heavy equipment or we come in with chain saws to remove debris and just help them out," said Mayfield. 

Many others made their way to Quapaw.

"Just going where I can to help out," said Bruce Shipman, Volunteer. 

Bruce Shipman is an independent contractor who decided to take the day off to volunteer.

"Down the road here, I helped a guy move some stuff out of his yard to the curb, like some tin and stuff," said Shipman. 

It's a big help to the Quapaw residents and a blessing to the volunteers.

"We come out more blessed in our feelings when we leave than when we show up. We show up with the equipment, we leave with a blessing," said Mayfield. 

Victims have been very grateful for the assistance and the number of volunteers continues to grow. 

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