In a press release issued at at 11:55 a.m. Red Cross spokesperson Ken D. Garcia said, “More workers, supplies and equipment are on the way to help the people of Oklahoma. Almost 30 emergency response vehicles are enroute to distribute food, water and relief supplies to people in need.”

In addition Garcia indicated the Southern Baptist Convention has joined the relief effort and two kitchens will be available with the ability to make tens of thousands of meals a day. The Red Cross also has kitchen support and relief supply trailers on the way to help those forced from their homes.

“This has been a deadly and devastating storm, and Red Cross disaster mental health workers are available to help people cope with the aftermath,” Garcia said. “We also are operating shelters and supporting people affected by Sunday’s storms in Shawnee and other parts of the Oklahoma City area. The Red Cross will be on the ground in these affected areas for weeks to help people get back on their feet.”