Connors Host Event to Feed First Responders and Flood Victims


WARNER, Okla. – Connors State College, along with C & W Services, hosted “Connors Cares” on June 6, 2019 in the AD Stone Student Union on the Warner Campus to feed those effected by the recent flooding in Webbers Falls, and surrounding areas.


Warner Fire Chief Steve Marshall addressed the crowd in attendance on Thursday with numbers regarding how much the Warner community and surrounding areas have pitched in to help the flood victims. Chief Marshall said that within the first call of help, over 500 sandbags were filled by hand in under two hours. As a community in Warner, 6,886 hours of community service have been given, and over 385 hot meals have been cooked and served. Chief Marshall stated that this is a “trying and stressful time” but the support the community has given is unreal.


Along with Connors State College, C & W Services helped sponsor the BBQ meal, and Sodexo donated the desserts. Site manager Keri Lawson spoke on behalf of C & W Services, and Connors State College.


Lawson stated that none of her crew lost their houses, but some were displaced due to flooding. She also said the last few weeks on campus were busy due to camps going on, and extra Oklahoma Highway Patrol staying to help with flooding.


“My crew is awesome, we just handle it,” said Lawson. “They handle it, and I really appreciate it and couldn’t ask for more.” C & W Services representatives Angie Taylor and Stephanie Smith from Dallas, Texas were in attendance and covered the cost of the event. “It is such a blessing to work for a company who gets it, and is always willing to help,” said Lawson.


“The goal of this is out of the chaos, we can bring you a couple hours of comfort, and with all the pressure we can bring you a couple hours of peace,” said Lawson.


Among those in attendance were Mayor Roger Thomason, the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief members, Connors State College Faculty and Staff, Warner Cheerleaders, who served food, and many friends and supporters of the Warner Community.