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Baptists Continue Disaster Response in Tulsa, other areas

A chain saw crew from the Northeastern Baptist Association works on removing a massive tree from a homeowner’s residence in Sand Springs. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

TULSA–Clean-up and feeding efforts by Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief volunteers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro area were expected to continue only through the weekend of March 28-29, according to BGCO disaster relief director Sam

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief Storm Assessors Spring to Action

Tornado forming West of Moore (Photo: Grant Bivens)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief teams have begun assessment of storms on Wednesday evening. According to Dave Karr, an official with the BGCO Disaster Relief Operation, the Rapid Response Assessment Team immediately responded

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Clear Guthrie Home Sites of Ash

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UPDATE: Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief was informed that feeding units previously requested in Woodward are no longer needed. Related to Guthrie relief efforts, more than two dozen requests have been received for home site clean-up to date. GUTHRIE—Of the many

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief helps in Guthrie after fires

On Monday, May 5, volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Disaster Relief operation unload supplies for the hundreds of meals they will prepare for first responders and others who are serving in the Guthrie area. From left, volunteers are Brad Biddy, Larry Fordyce and Bill White. (Photo: Jonathan Burkhart)

EDMOND—The Disaster Relief organization of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is involved in the response to the wildfires in the Guthrie area. According to Dave Karr, deployment coordinator for the BGCO, volunteers are preparing hundreds of meals today

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief active in response, assessment after tornadoes

OKLAHOMA CITY—Following the April 27 tornadoes that caused death and destruction in Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief organization’s trained volunteers are at work, assessing damage and finding ways to serve. “Our hearts are heavy

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High

From left, Dr. Robert Romines, Superintendent of Moore Public Schools, receives a $500,000 check from Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter and Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. Anthony L. Jordan. The funds, which were presented on April 23, will help build a 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High in Moore. (Photo: Michael Davis, BGCO)

MOORE, Okla.–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization presented a $500,000 donation on Wednesday to the Moore Public Schools to build a 1,600-person storm shelter at a school in Moore. The BGCO, which has an ongoing involvement

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Volunteers on Standby for Winter Weather

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—With weather reports projecting a potential major ice storm for parts of Oklahoma, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter alerted teams of its volunteers to be on standby. “We will be placing our

Posted in Press Release, Winter Weather

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief to oversee recovery efforts in Colorado

Incident Command Center hub for mobile kitchen, shower trailer, flood recovery and mud-out teams, and chaplain teams  BOULDER, Colo. – Oklahoma Disaster Relief volunteers have been assigned to oversee recovery efforts following massive flooding along the 130-mile stretch of the

Posted in Flood, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists serving others while meeting needs at home

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has sent teams of disaster relief workers to aid in the Colorado fire cleanup effort OKLAHOMA CITY – In the time since the devastating May tornadoes, Oklahomans have proven themselves on a national scale

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Baptists lean on faith in spite of disaster

Organization has served more than 150,000 meals to workers, victims since May 20 MOORE, Okla. – It has been almost a month since the devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma on May 19 and 20, 2013. From the first moments

Posted in Press Release, Tornado
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