Milwaukee-area churches team up to help OK storm victims

MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) -- Volunteers from southeastern Wisconsin continue to come together to help storm victims in Oklahoma. Three churches in the Milwaukee area have teamed up to collect donations to be sent to Oklahoma.

On Sunday morning at Legacy Christian Church in Menomonee Falls, Pastor Jerod Walker told parishioners the focus is on the effort to provide relief for tornado victims in Moore, OK.

"When you see a huge need, and then you see what you can do and how you can help in even a small way, and see what you did to meet that need -- that's huge. Just feeling like there was an opportunity and you stepped up," Walker said.

Legacy Christian Church has joined River Glen Community Church in Waukesha and The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield in accepting and donating relief supplies.

"Things like a hand towel and a wash cloth, a toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner -- also cleaning items: brushes, sponges, Lysol, buckets to help people in the cleanup efforts," Walker said.

Allyson Geil with Legacy Christian Church says it is difficult to imagine thousands of people living without things the average person takes for granted.

"After I saw the devastation it's, right away, we have to do something," Geil said.

"I’ve never been in that situation, and—to lose everything is just incredible. I mean it’s so surreal," Geil said.

Walker says the idea to involve other churches comes from the idea that there is strength in numbers.

"We can do a little bit on our own, but if we can partner with others and multiply that impact—let’s do that," Walker said.

Legacy Christian Church is accepting donations through Wednesday, May 29th.

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