The Norman Transcript

July 1, 2013

Cockroft praises recovery efforts in Little Axe while urging patience

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — State Rep. Josh Cockroft praised county and municipal efforts toward storm recovery in aid of the communities in his district. He also encouraged his constituents to be patient:

“I would like to thank all agencies, volunteer groups, organizations and individuals for their tireless work in the recovery and relief efforts for the Little Axe and Bethel Acres areas,” said Cockroft. “A lot of progress has been made. I cannot say enough about the county and municipal workers in both Pottawatomie and Cleveland counties for their dedication to the effort. I know it has been six weeks since the storms and that there are still many individuals who need help. I would urge them to be patient as the extent of the damage means that this is a slow process. No one has been forgotten and help is still available. I have been on the ground working since day one and know personally how many people and groups are still offering their services. If you are still in need of assistance, contact any of the local churches or the county offices and they will find help. I could not be more proud of the communities in my district that have pulled together in this effort. Though this is a difficult time, it has shown how great of a state and community we are.”