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Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Volunteers on Standby for Winter Weather

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—With weather reports projecting a potential major ice storm for parts of Oklahoma, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter alerted teams of its volunteers to be on standby. “We will be placing our

Posted in Press Release, Winter Weather

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief to oversee recovery efforts in Colorado

Incident Command Center hub for mobile kitchen, shower trailer, flood recovery and mud-out teams, and chaplain teams  BOULDER, Colo. – Oklahoma Disaster Relief volunteers have been assigned to oversee recovery efforts following massive flooding along the 130-mile stretch of the

Posted in Flood, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists serving others while meeting needs at home

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has sent teams of disaster relief workers to aid in the Colorado fire cleanup effort OKLAHOMA CITY – In the time since the devastating May tornadoes, Oklahomans have proven themselves on a national scale

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Baptists lean on faith in spite of disaster

Organization has served more than 150,000 meals to workers, victims since May 20 MOORE, Okla. – It has been almost a month since the devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma on May 19 and 20, 2013. From the first moments

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

OK Baptists Disaster Relief Director in Colorado to Help Lead Response to Wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY—Hours after he learned of the destructive wildfires in Colorado, Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director for Oklahoma Baptists, left Oklahoma to Colorado to help give shape and strategy to the much-needed response. “Our trained volunteers continue the work in

Posted in Fire, Press Release

Oklahoma Baptists to Respond to Colorado Wildfires

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

Posted in Fire, Press Release

‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas last weekend. A series of tornadoes north of Oklahoma City claimed

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptist chaplains, volunteers ministering to hurting families after storms

EL RENO, Okla. – While Oklahomans were devastated by loss from another storm, Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground helping with physical and spiritual assistance. “Oklahomans are a strong resilient people, yet we must rely on the

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma City, Southern Hills Expands VBS for Tornado Victims

Oklahoma City, Southern Hills will be offering a special expanded Vacation Bible School June 3-7 for victims of the recent tornado. Children, babies through 8thgrade, will be invited to stay for a free lunch and enjoy age-appropriate planned afternoon activities

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Oklahoma Baptist Churches Playing Key Role to Help Tornado Victims

MOORE, Okla. – Oklahoma Baptists continue to help in the recovery efforts after May 19-20 tornadoes affected many Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) maintains mobile command centers in Moore and Shawnee and has provided chainsaw teams, chaplains and

Posted in Press Release, Tornado
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