Stricken by storms

5/28/2010

Weather systems hurled hailstones and tornadoes during one of those weeks in springtime Oklahoma. And United Methodists hustled to help clean up and comfort. More storm news is in Section B, including a state story by Boyce Bowdon. Find Oklahoma Conference Disaster Response updates on Facebook; go to "Oklahoma United Methodist Communications." Weather systems hurled hailstones and tornadoes during one of those weeks in springtime Oklahoma. And United Methodists hustled to help clean up and comfort.Find Oklahoma Conference Disaster Response updates on Facebook; go to "Oklahoma United Methodist Communications."

Book in hand, manager Julie Wood surveys ruined inventory, above, at the Cokesbury store in Oklahoma City on May 18. Top photo shows water leaking from the hail-damaged ceiling. The store was forced to close indefinitely. Photo by Amelia Ballew

Book in hand, manager Julie Wood surveys ruined inventory, above, at the Cokesbury store in Oklahoma City on May 18. Top photo shows water leaking from the hail-damaged ceiling. The store was forced to close indefinitely. Photo by Amelia Ballew
In these two photos, volunteers respond on May 13 at Tulsa’s Aldersgate UMC, where wind tore away a large chunk of roof that morning. Pastor Marcia Shoemaker said worship continues in the sanctuary, and structural repairs on the building will likely take months. A Montessori school housed in the church has moved temporarily. Recovery efforts also mean relocating Project Transformation, a summer literacy day camp for children. The church will continue as the host wherever the camp meets, Rev. Shoemaker affirmed. In these two photos, volunteers respond on May 13 at Tulsa’s Aldersgate UMC, where wind tore away a large chunk of roof that morning. Pastor Marcia Shoemaker said worship continues in the sanctuary, and structural repairs on the building will likely take months. A Montessori school housed in the church has moved temporarily. Recovery efforts also mean relocating Project Transformation, a summer literacy day camp for children. The church will continue as the host wherever the camp meets, Rev. Shoemaker affirmed.
In these two photos, volunteers respond on May 13 at Tulsa’s Aldersgate UMC, where wind tore away a large chunk of roof that morning. Pastor Marcia Shoemaker said worship continues in the sanctuary, and structural repairs on the building will likely take months. A Montessori school housed in the church has moved temporarily. Recovery efforts also mean relocating Project Transformation, a summer literacy day camp for children. The church will continue as the host wherever the camp meets, Rev. Shoemaker affirmed. Photos by Leanne Chaffin


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