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Oklahoma Baptists Enhance Training to Enlarge Response to Widespread Flooding

The Baptist mud-out crew has finished its work in this Bridge Creek home. Now it can dry out with no danger of mold growing. (Photo: David Crowell)

NORMAN–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wed., May 27-Fri., May 29 in several locations across the state “to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their

Posted in Flood, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response

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After massive flooding, which affected dozens of counties across Oklahoma with home damage and roads and bridges damage, Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that the relief organization is enacting major

Posted in Flood

Baptists Responding to Extreme Weather, Flooding

Video Trainings for Flood Recovery

Saturday, May 23 (ELK CITY)–Oklahoma Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are now on standby to help after flash flooding and other weather-related emergency needs, if activated, said Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Posted in Flood, Press Release

Baptist Disaster Relief Monitoring Storm Damage, Continuing Relief Efforts

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma volunteers assess storm damage and offer a wide array of services at no cost to storm victims. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

ELK CITY–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief damage assessment volunteers are closely following up storm-hit areas of Oklahoma on May 16. According to Sam Porter, BGCO disaster relief director, the trained volunteer groups are able to rapidly

Posted in Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris

Dennis Troyer with Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief unit works on cutting up a fallen tree in the Bridge Creek area. (Photo: David Crowell)

Disaster Relief volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) continue to serve storm victims in Oklahoma. According to Dave Karr, an official with the BGCO disaster relief, as of Tuesday, May 12, more than 10,000 meals have been

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptists prepared 6,950 meals to storm victims

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma volunteers assess storm damage and offer a wide array of services at no cost to storm victims. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief officials are continuing to receive requests for assistance related to the May 6 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. According to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief official Dave Karr, Oklahoma volunteers also had prepared

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Continues Serving Storm Victims

Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers serve meals on Thursday and Friday to victims and volunteer workers, at Snow Hill Baptist Church near Tuttle. (Photo: Brad Biddy)

TUTTLE–On Friday, May 8, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continued serving communities affected by the May 6 storms. To date, more than 80 volunteers have served more than 2,500 meals, in addition to other work that includes debris clean-up. According

Posted in Flood, Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief responding to storm damage in Bridge Creek, other areas

IMMEDIATE HELP: Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers, from left, Scott Cross, David Philpott and Paul Gustafson place tarps on the roof of a home in Bridge Creek following a tornado which swept through the area May 6. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

BRIDGE CREEK –As the May 6 storms devastated large parts of Central Oklahoma, volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief teams immediately responded to needs. According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, the BGCO trained

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams Assess Storm Damage, Prepare to Serve

NORMAN–Trained storm damage assessment teams with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief operation immediately surveyed storm-affected areas on May 6.   According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, teams are assessing damage in Norman, Southwest Oklahoma

Posted in Tornado

Baptist Global Response assessing needs after Nepal earthquake

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KATHMANDU, Nepal—Baptist Global Response (BGR) teams immediately began assessing relief needs in Nepal in the aftermath of a massive 7.8 earthquake that shook Kathmandu Valley April 25. An initial $50,000 was released to assist with the first-stage response. “BGR teams

Posted in Earthquake
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