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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

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Okla. Baptist DR helps tornado victims

Clay Steelman (Photo: Brian Hobbs)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began preparing meals, clearing debris and repairing damaged homes today (March 27) after tornadoes swept across central and northeastern Oklahoma just two days earlier, killing at least one person. At

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DR teams respond to March 25 storms

Stan Bradley, Bridge Creek, checks his list as he works to call out assessors after the March 25 tornadoes that hit Moore and Sand Springs (Photo: Bob Nigh)

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma disaster relief volunteers sprang into action immediately the evening of March 25 as deadly tornadoes swept across central and northeastern Oklahoma. Trained assessors and chaplains were out determining needs within the hour after tornadoes struck

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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

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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

Sheltered by love!

Eight months after an eventual EF-5 tornado  touched down west of Newcastle and roared northeastward for 17 miles during a 39-minute reign of terror that ripped through the heart of Moore, Sam Porter is close to seeing his dream of

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AARP of Oklahoma Donate $125,000 to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Officials with AARP of Oklahoma present a $125,000 grant toward disaster relief work by Oklahoma Baptists. Accepting the donation from AARP, from left, were BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter. Representing AARP, from left,

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Video Update: Day 45

Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer and Sam Porter, BGCO Disaster Relief Director give an update on what God has done through Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief since the May 2013 tornadoes.

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Video Update: One Month Later

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Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer, and Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director, reflect on the past month of work by Oklahoma Disaster Relief Teams and the amazing story of the continued generosity of thousands of people, churches and organizations around the

Posted in Tornado
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