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Baptist disaster relief serving storm victims in Boswell, Glencoe & Sulphur areas

A trained volunteer with BGCO Disaster Relief works a chainsaw during relief efforts near Boswell. (Photo: Provided)

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief (DR) chain saw crews are working today in the Boswell, Glencoe and Sulphur areas after deadly tornadoes caused massive damage in those areas Monday evening. In addition to helping to clear debris

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Baptist Relief springs into action after tornadoes

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief assessors are working today along the tracks of the tornadoes which swept across portions of the state yesterday to see where relief volunteers may provide assistance to those affected by the storms.

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Okla. Baptists Relief seeks ways to help Canadians after devastating wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY–After news of devastating wildfires of historic proportions that affected tens of thousands of residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) director Sam Porter says its operation is actively looking for ways to assist. “Oklahoma

Posted in Fire, Press Release

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


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 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

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
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