Volunteers Help Speed Tornado Clean-up Process in North Tulsa

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 7:59 pm
By: News On 6

Volunteers showed up on Saturday to help pick up debris after the mid-week tornadoes touched down in parts of north Tulsa, Owasso and Claremore.

Mary Logan called Wednesday's tornado “2 minutes of terror.”

“I'll be all right,” Logan said. “I will be all right because I did survive the storm."

The high winds blew Logan's roof across the street.

Friends, family and her insurance company are speeding up the clean-up process.

The community is stepping in too.

“We've been getting a lot of help from a lot of people,” she said. “The Red Cross, Panda Express, The Dream Center, there's another church back here that's been helping us. Everybody's been donating water and food.”

4/2/2016 Related Story: 390 Structures Damaged By North Tulsa Tornado; Cleanup Continues

Members with the Salvation Army and We The People Oklahoma helped give out clean-up kits to homeowners and clear debris.

“There's so many people coming together,” WTPO’s Marq Lewis said. “We're very grateful for that to happen, but we want to make sure the community is checking on each other."

One church group knows clearing debris and even prayer can help during a time like this.

“We know it’s a time for help, to give what we have and the only thing we have right now is our hands; we want to use them," Evangelistic Temple Hispanic Pastor John Pena said.

Lloyd Vann used the public dumpsters to get rid of storm debris, and he hopes all of it gets picked up from the curbs soon.

"All this damage and trash and stuff leads to rodents, so the quicker we get it up the better," Vann said.

As a reminder, the City of Tulsa is offering free storm debris pick up, all you have to do is bring your debris to the curbside and they'll get it on Tuesday.