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OK Baptists responding to massive wildfire northwest of Woodward

Pictured is a BGCO Quick Response Feeding Unit. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

WOODWARD, Okla.—Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has dispatched its Quick Response Feeding Unit to an area northwest of Woodward, where firefighters are battling a large wildfire. “This trailer is specially designed for this type of wild fire recovery to feed

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists continue to serve people in need after Thanksgiving ice storm

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YUKON, Okla.—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) chain saw, debris removal and other volunteer teams have continued to serve people affected by the Thanksgiving weekend ice storms that rocked Oklahoma. First Baptist Church of Yukon and Highland Hills Baptist Church of

Posted in Press Release, Winter Weather

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief volunteers field hundreds of requests after ice storm

Disaster Relief volunteers work on multiple yards that were affected by the recent ice storm. (Photo: Chris Doyle)

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief (DR) organization have 70 trained volunteers helping Oklahomans affected by the recent ice storms in parts of Oklahoma. Sam Porter, BGCO Disaster Relief Director, said, “We have received a huge amount

Posted in Press Release, Volunteer Opportunity, Winter Weather

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Begin to Serve Amid California Wildfires

Note: At this time, Oklahoma Baptists volunteers were not further activated in the response in California after all. For the latest information and future DR information, visit the okdisasterhelp.org website. SAN ANDREAS, Calif.—Today a team of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers

Posted in Fire, Press Release

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

Baptists Responding to Extreme Weather, Flooding

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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
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