Donations for the victims of disastrous wildfires in Creek County have begun pouring in, a sign of hope for people who have literally lost everything they owned.
Oklahoma Deputy Insurance Commissioner Randy Brogdon told KRMG that in most cases he’s seen, the devastion was total.
Unlike in a tornado, where usually some items can be recovered or repaired, many of the homes destroyed by fire in Creek County left nothing behind but ashes.
The fires have destroyed dozens of homes, based on a physical inspection of much of the area by KRMG.
Michelann Ooten of the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management says it will still be several days before they have any firm numbers on the number of homes and other structures destroyed.
For those wishing to donate, or needing help, Lake Church at the junction of Highway 51 and Highway 48 has become Ground Zero.
Any number of agencies and private companies have gathered resources there, and donations of tens of thousands of clothing items, shoes, furniture, food, water and more have been assembled there.
Donations continued to pour in all afternoon Tuesday as KRMG visited the site.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak was also on site, helping coordinate the massive response and dealing with questions from victims, volunteers, and the media.