DETROIT (WWJ) – Providing help for those in Oklahoma. That’s the goal of one non-profit from here in metro Detroit.
Greg Martin from Disaster Relief At Work (DRAW) spoke with WWJ about the origins of the relatively new company.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
“I quit my job and just felt like I was called to do relief work, there is no other time in the human experience where you go from everyday life to rock-bottom,” said Martin. “In a natural disaster everything else is incremental, it’s a slow decline, the people of Moore, Oklahoma last night – they were fine and then five minutes later their life was turned upside down.”READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
He’s been meeting with local officials in Moore, Oklahoma Tuesday, just hours after the mile-wide tornado hit and will return home to fill five-gallon buckets up with disaster relief items.
“It blows your mind, because there are areas where you drive … and you think it’s not so bad yet … and then you see where the tornado … where the path went through and how just the simplest thing … just a fence post is complete demolished, not kind of knocked over, it’s destroyed. Homes are just piles of rubble at this point,” Martin said.MORE NEWS: GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'