Shawnee, Okla. - The scale of the disaster in Moore is so huge, it might easy to forget that Shawnee was also hit by a tornado the day before, and one volunteer says the response from official agencies to the Shawnee tornado hasn't been very good.
Jesse King said he doesn't want to "name names," but he said they haven't been getting much help through official channels and that average volunteers, the "little guys" as he puts it, have been trying to pick up the slack.
"Nobody in this crew has had much rest for the past four days," he said. "These dadgum rednecks, they just turn the caps on backward and go chargin' in. It's humbling."
And he said it's not just people from Oklahoma.
"Florida... New York," he said. "Two gals from Chicago hopped in their Hummer, came out here and unloaded their truck and trailer and said, 'where can we go?'"
Cornerstone of Jesus Christ Church and Pastor Tommy Baxter have helped set up in front of the Old Navy store in the parking lot of the Shawnee Mall with lots of donated supplies of all types: Food, water, clothing, clean-up supplies, etc.
They asked KRMG News to spread the word that they are there and that they’ll be there 24 hours a day as long as there is a need.
For more info: Call (405) 432-8301.