Snow collapses part of roof at Tulsa ministry food bank
BY MIKE AVERILL World Staff Writer
Monday, February 07, 2011
2/7/2011 12:25:30 PM
The weight of snow caused part of the roof over the Restore Hope Ministry’s food warehouse to collapse Monday morning.
The 14-foot by 80-foot building houses about 30,000 pounds of food and Rev. Larry Johnson, the ministry’s executive director, isn’t sure how much of the of the food will be lost.
He added that it doesn’t look like the walk-in freezer units are damaged but that five or six pallets are covered with about eight feet of snow. He’s waiting on a contractor to check the part of the roof that didn’t collapse before he can go inside and fully assess the damage.
The ministry hopes to resume its food basket distribution tomorrow.
“Not being able to help families last week was bad. We cleared the parking lot and got staff and was ready to get this morning but this put the kibosh on that,” Johnson said.