MOORE, Okla. - Call it "Faith FEMA."
Long before the government agencies roll into tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, good samaritans are feeding the victims, physically and spiritually.
"When someone has a need we step out of our door and go help somebody. That's what we do," says Senator James Lankford.
Lankford wrapped up a budget meeting in Washintgon, D.C. and caught the first plane out this morning. He wanted to see first hand what his state needs in the way of disaster relief.
"A lot of home owners with their belongings scattered all over the place trying to get tarps and bags and boxes together," noted Lankford.
Barbara Abmire rode out the tornado in her home.
Says Barbara, "Before we could get there the kitchen window was sucked in. It exploded. This time was really different than all the others."
She quickly cleaned up the debris at her house and then began volunteering. It's just what Oklahomans do.
"I just love helping and getting out helping other people," she says.
A parade of tornado victims has been coming to a mobile kitchen for what may be their only meal of the day.
It's a brief and welcome reprieve from the monumental work ahead of them.
For the folks who can't get out, the Salvation Army is cavassing the neighborhoods, bringing food and hope to those who desperately need it.
"For people to come up and put their arm around you and encourage you... Here's a meal. Can i get you something? May i pray with you? It restores hope," said a man with the Red Cross.
Lankford says that coming together after disaster is a given in Moore.
"It's Okahoma strong. Moore strong. That's what we do."