EDMOND, Okla.—Trained volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief operation have packed up and headed east, to help in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

As part of a multi-state coordinated response, a group of 15 Oklahoma Baptist volunteers departed Wednesday morning before dawn from the BGCO Disaster Relief Facility in Edmond, to drive to Greenville, N.C., said DR Director Sam Porter.

“Our volunteers, motivated by their faith and God’s love, will help storm victims in need and serve in an effort that we anticipate will take weeks,” said Porter. He anticipates Oklahoma Baptist volunteers will serve up to 30,000 meals a day and perform other relief services to the flood-ravaged state.

For the latest updates, or to support Oklahoma Baptist DR, visit www.OKDisasterHelp.org.


Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief volunteers gather to pray before their journey to North Carolina Wednesday, October 12th. (Photos: Brian Hobbs)