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Pastor, whose church was damaged in tornado, still trying to help others


OKLAHOMA CITY — After heavy storms destroyed large portions of her church, a local pastor is the one who now needs a helping hand. Even though her church was damaged, she is still trying to find ways of helping others.

Pastor Sandy Patton of Westlawn Church in Oklahoma City continues to wheel out food to hungry families like she does almost every day, but since the last tornado, she has less to give and the needs have more than doubled.

Families from Muskogee, Weleetka, and Paul’s Valley come because they know whatever their needs Pastor Sandy will find a way to help.

“We don’t have a zip code boundary, we don’t do that. We figure if somebody’s hungry or needy and we can help him we do,” says the pastor.

Between clients coming from sun up to sun down, she’s single-handedly working to make repairs on the church that was also hit by high winds then a deluge of rain flooding the entire building.

“I took a hammer and a butcher knife and cut out part of the sheet rock all over and we had to clean everything; the ceiling; the walls all the furniture; all the toys; all everything,” Pastor Patton says.

And the list goes on.

If you would like to donate your time or products you can stop by the church between 10 am to 4 pm. It’s located on North Villa near Reno. Pastor Sandy will gladly take all the help she can get.