OKLAHOMA CITY–Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief operation, which has played a leading role in response to the Oklahoma tornadoes, will respond to a call to help Colorado amid its destructive wildfires, according to Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO).
In Colorado’s 2012 wildfires, Oklahoma Baptists sent teams of volunteers to help clear trees with chain saws and also “ash out” (clear off) destroyed home sites. Within the past 12 months, the Oklahoma Baptists disaster relief operation, which has 5,000 trained volunteers, has served in multiple major disaster response efforts in other states including New Jersey, Colorado, New York and Louisiana.
Since the May tornadoes in Oklahoma, as part of the response, Oklahoma Baptists have prepared nearly 200,000 meals, cleaned more than 1,000 home sites, offered spiritual counseling to hurting families by chaplains and offered financial assistance to storm victims.
Look to www.okdisasterhelp.com for more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief fund.