Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers ready for action again

OKLAHOMA CITY–After Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteer chain saw teams just completed storm debris removal for more than 500 families affected by the December 2013 ice storm, crews are again ready for action. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for

Posted in Winter Weather

Sheltered by love!

Eight months after an eventual EF-5 tornado  touched down west of Newcastle and roared northeastward for 17 miles during a 39-minute reign of terror that ripped through the heart of Moore, Sam Porter is close to seeing his dream of

Posted in Tornado

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

Shifting gears in the Philippines disaster response


The Baptist Global Response (BGR) Rapid Assistance Team is nearly done identifying communities that need assistance after Typhoon Haiyan and meeting immediate survival needs. It’s time to shift gears toward a longer-term response. Now a Disaster Assessment and Response Team

Posted in Flood, Typhoon

Typhoon crisis in the Philippines


Dear Neighbors, Few states in America know more about disaster than Oklahoma. It is not a contest we wish to win, but a reality we have come to accept. While the 40th anniversary of BGCO Disaster Relief was being celebrated at

Posted in Flood, Typhoon

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 Baptist Disaster Relief Team serving flood victims in Colorado

BGCO Mobile Kitchen

BGCO sends a mobile kitchen to feed thousands of meals daily OKLAHOMA – The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief Team is once again responding to service needs in Colorado. A BGCO mobile kitchen and support truck will leave

Posted in Flood

Photos from Black Forest, CO fire cleanup

We’ve just added some photos taken by DR volunteer David Crowell to our Photo Gallery. You could also watch a video slideshow of even more photos taken by David below.

Posted in Fire

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

AARP of Oklahoma Donate $125,000 to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Officials with AARP of Oklahoma present a $125,000 grant toward disaster relief work by Oklahoma Baptists. Accepting the donation from AARP, from left, were BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter. Representing AARP, from left,

Posted in Donation, Tornado
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