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

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

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

Posted in Tornado

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

Posted in 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 Baptist disaster relief volunteers ready for action again

OKLAHOMA CITY–After Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteer chain saw teams just completed storm debris removal for more than 500 families affected by the December 2013 ice storm, crews are again ready for action. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for

Posted in Winter Weather
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