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Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris
May12

Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris

Disaster Relief volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) continue to serve storm victims in Oklahoma. According to Dave Karr, an official with the BGCO disaster relief, as of Tuesday, May 12, more than 10,000 meals have been prepared by Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief workers in the wake of the May 6 storms.  On Monday alone, they prepared 2,350 meals and also completed six chain saw debris clean up jobs, as...

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Oklahoma Baptists prepared 6,950 meals to storm victims
May11

Oklahoma Baptists prepared 6,950 meals to storm victims

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief officials are continuing to receive requests for assistance related to the May 6 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. According to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief official Dave Karr, Oklahoma volunteers also had prepared 6,950 hot meals served to those affected by the storms as of May 10. Also as of May 10, volunteers had completed 22 chain saw jobs (removing...

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Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief responding to storm damage in Bridge Creek, other areas
May07

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief responding to storm damage in Bridge Creek, other areas

BRIDGE CREEK –As the May 6 storms devastated large parts of Central Oklahoma, volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief teams immediately responded to needs. According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, the BGCO trained relief volunteers are serving among some of the hardest-hit areas, including Bridge Creek, which is in close proximity to where the BGCO’s Mobile Command Center is...

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams Assess Storm Damage, Prepare to Serve
May06

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams Assess Storm Damage, Prepare to Serve

NORMAN–Trained storm damage assessment teams with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief operation immediately surveyed storm-affected areas on May 6.   According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, teams are assessing damage in Norman, Southwest Oklahoma City, Bridge Creek, Newcastle and other areas affected by the tornadic storms.   “Our disaster relief volunteer assessors...

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Green receives Sims Award at conference
Apr28

Green receives Sims Award at conference

Former Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Associate Executive Director Bill Green was presented with the W. Hines Sims Award at the 59th Annual Session of the Baptist Church Music Conference, April 21. Upon receiving the award, Green said, “If there is one word that I could express tonight, it would be ‘gratitude.’” Green’s accomplishments include being named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America, a recipient of...

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Baptist Global Response assessing needs after Nepal earthquake
Apr27

Baptist Global Response assessing needs after Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal—Baptist Global Response (BGR) teams immediately began assessing relief needs in Nepal in the aftermath of a massive 7.8 earthquake that shook Kathmandu Valley April 25. An initial $50,000 was released to assist with the first-stage response. “BGR teams were on the ground and began to put a more definitive plan in place for assessing the damage and need,” said Pat Melancon, BGR’s managing director of disaster response...

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