Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2011

Statement from Sen. Constance Johnson on grassfires in northeast Oklahoma City

“My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes, vehicles, and businesses in the tragic wildfires sweeping across northeast Oklahoma City, along with those who have been displaced from their homes, and the pastor and members of Harrison Bethel Baptist Church. You are all in my and so many other Oklahomans’ prayers and thoughts. It’s times like these that government can make the difference in people’s lives, not only with the recovery effort but in other ways as well. We are at your service to help in any way possible as you adjust and work to get your world back to normal. Hoping all will be well with everyone soon. God bless you in every way.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to the Oklahoma City Fire Department for their quick response and tireless efforts in fighting these fires, as well as the fire crews from surrounding towns and Canadian County. Our prayers are with you also as you continue to battle these blazes. A special thank you also to all who have demonstrated such an incredible out pouring of community support and generosity, including offering up land for animals in need of evacuation, opening homes to complete strangers needing a place to stay, volunteering time, and donating water and food for firefighters and clothes for those whose homes were lost. This is truly what community is all about and we will need to continue with these efforts in the coming days and weeks.

Please continue to pray that the fires are brought under control soon. If we can be of assistance to you in anyway, please let us know.”

 For more information, contact:
Sen. Johnson: (405) 521-5531

Inon: Horizontal Blue Band

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