Teams assist with cutting back burned trees near a fire-damaged home, for example, or can work with a homeowner to do debris cleanup and recovery of property.
Ash boxes are a valuable tool to sift through the fire looking for jewelry and other items, Garcia said.
Chaplains also meet with people affected by the fire and offer spiritual and emotional support and prayer.
“We offer help, healing and hope,” Johnson said.
The Baptists have served 665 meals since arriving on the scene Monday morning and have completed two work orders based on requests. So far, there have been 18 job requests and 12 jobs assessed, Johnson said.
Garcia said the First Assembly of God, 1900 S. Division, has passed out toiletries and clothing to those in need. The Red Cross has persons trained to offer mental heath support and a nurse who can help with replacing lost medications.
“We want to make sure the basic human needs are being met,” Garcia said. “We also have spiritual care.”