Group of Oklahomans return from helping tsunami victims

Monday, January 24th 2005, 6:15 am
By: News On 6

Tsunami Relief Efforts from the US are starting to be scaled back. A group of Oklahomans have done their part to help out and they've now returned from one of the hardest hit areas.

The Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster team spent two weeks in the mountains of Indonesia. They helped locals who went without medical treatment for weeks.

Group leader Sam Porter says he heard hundreds of stories of people's loss. "And just one after another lost a wife lost all their kids and it was more men than anything else we talked to because so many of the ladies died. And again it comes back to it helps you appreciate what we have here."

Another Oklahoma Southern Baptist team will leave next week to help with rebuilding.