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

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response


After massive flooding, which affected dozens of counties across Oklahoma with home damage and roads and bridges damage, Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that the relief organization is enacting major

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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

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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

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Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris

Dennis Troyer with Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief unit works on cutting up a fallen tree in the Bridge Creek area. (Photo: David Crowell)

Disaster Relief volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) continue to serve storm victims in Oklahoma. According to Dave Karr, an official with the BGCO disaster relief, as of Tuesday, May 12, more than 10,000 meals have been

Posted in Press Release, Tornado
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