Local organization helping Ohio tornado victims this Easter

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The humanitarian organization stationed out of Virginia Beach known as Operation Blessing is helping those in Ohio following recent tornadoes.

Operation Blessing has coordinated volunteers to help with debris removal, distributed relief supplies, and cooked over 1,000 hot meals with its mobile kitchen, a release states.

The organization also announced that it has provided a cash grant to a local partner group to pay for hotel rooms for 30 days to help 30 displaced families. The organization will also help to support an Easter dinner for these residents on Easter Sunday.

“It has been so heartwarming to see how this community has pulled together to help each other in the wake of disaster,” said Drew Friedrich, chief operating officer of Operation Blessing. “We are honored to help them with hotel rooms for 30 days, which will provide them with some much-needed extra time to plan, as well as an Easter dinner gathering where they can celebrate together.”

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