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 for those who lost loved ones in the tornado,” said Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the BGCO. “Our trained volunteer teams will work in Quapaw and other areas of need. Thanks to our Response Assessment teams, we had key information about damage within hours of the storm and are identifying needs going forward.”

“We have dozens of volunteers on site in Quapaw, including two chain saw teams, temporary-roofing teams and also chaplains,” added Porter.

The BGCO’s Disaster Relief operation, which relies on charitable donations, provides multiple relief functions in the wake of disasters. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.okdisasterhelp.com.