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 Baptists Heading to TX after Flooding

(Photo: David Crowell)

Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster relief mud-out volunteers have been recalled from ministering in South Carolina, and will be dispatched to San Marcos, Texas on Sat., Nov. 7 and Mon., Nov. 9, according to Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director with the

Posted in Flood

State DR trailers, leaders  pledged to S.C.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers Dale Price (left) and Serge Renard, load a pallet of water headed for South Carolina to aid survivors of historic flooding in the state and neighboring North Carolina. Photo by Susan Whitley

In the wake of unprecedented flooding in South Carolina, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter has offered assistance to South Carolina Baptist Convention leaders in the form of trained Blue Caps (Leaders/Instructors) and equipment to

Posted in Flood

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

Partnership missions: DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark


After almost 70 days of directing the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) response to spring storms and heavy rains, (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter said he has hopes of closing the books on the effort by the third

Posted in Flood

Special request for BGCO flood relief from Anthony Jordan

Dear Pastor, After a tornado hits, there is an immediate media frenzy. Pictures of devastated areas and misplaced families are everywhere. Tornadoes cause damage in concentrated areas, and it is easy to see the powerful destruction they bring. God’s people,

Posted in Flood

Porter presents opportunity for youth, students to minister to flood victims

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter has issued a call to Oklahoma Baptist youth pastors, offering them an opportunity for their youth to minister to victims of flooding that hit the Sooner State in recent weeks.

Posted in Flood

FREE STEP-BY-STEP TRAINING VIDEO: How to care for a flood-damaged house

NEW VIDEO Home owners and disaster relief volunteers can learn how to care for a flooded home in this tutorial video featuring Richard Brown, the BGCO’s Disaster Relief volunteer flood recovery state team leader.

Posted in Flood

Porter: Volunteers needed

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SAM PORTER, BGCO DISASTER RELIEF DIRECTOR Dear Oklahoma Baptists, As you know we have experienced record flooding across the state. 38-40 of the 77 counties have homes that have been flooded. The Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Posted in Volunteer Opportunity
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