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Many of those who have donated to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s disaster relief fund have enclosed their condolences with their checks. Below is a sample of the outpouring of love and support the BGCO has received in the wake of the May storms.

 

I’m enclosing this check so that you may continue to help those in need, especially with the tornado that just hit Moore, OK. It wasn’t very long ago that you helped my parents in time of need, and I want to say thank you! After Hurricane Isabel, you came to my hometown of Smithfield, VA and set up a feeding unit at my childhood church, Smithfield Baptist. Without you, my parents would not have had a hot meal for an entire week. While they were blessed that their home did not sustain any damage, their yard required days of cleanup. After working so hard each day to complete this task, you were a welcome relief each evening. They have talked for years what a wonderful group you were, and I appreciate your sacrifice of your own family time to help mine when need arose. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and may God continue to keep you safe as you restore some normalcy and hope to everyone you serve. Very grateful. – Christy of Lexington KY

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all & your community as you recover from this devastating tornado. – Sincerely, The Brown Family, Sumerduck,  VA

 

We are praying for you. Not much money but may God bless it. We are part of Tenn. Baptist Disaster Relief. Worked during Katrina 3 days later. We understand. – Joe of Newbern, TN

 

Dear People of Oklahoma, I heard about the tornado that destroyed your city. I pray for ya’ll and take this money to rebuild your city back to where it was before this natural disaster happened. I pray God will turn to ya’ll and help out during this hard time. – Nicholas of Elliston, VA

 

My reason for sending my donation to you is that I know you get the food and help needed to the people. You helped a former student and his wife here in New Jersey. Keep up the good work & thank you all for the help you give others in need. –  Michelle of Colonia, NJ

 

Please accept this check from the Houston Elvis Meetup Group to provide Disaster Relief to the residents of Moore, Ok and the surrounding storm impacted Area. This donation is given in memory of Elvis Presley. In our prayers, we ask God to bless this gift, so that it will expand and benefit many needy people that have lost everything, like Jesus” Miracle of feeding five thousand men, besides women and children with only five loaves of bread and two fish in Matthew 14:16-21 of the Bible. – Howard and Houston Elvis Meetup Group, Houston Tx

 

Our hearts and prayers go to the Moore Oklahoma tornado victims. We experienced disaster in our home and community with Hurricane Ike, but not to the extent the people of Moore have suffered. “Yellow Hats” did much to relieve the suffering here. Thank you for what you are and will be doing. – Bill & Judy of Orange, TX

 

In 2008, you and your group flew to Georgia and helped feed all the refugees in Goti or Gobe, Georgia after the Russian invasion. My friends were in Tiblisi and still are and are very GRATEFUL to you and your people for their aid comfort. Now it is Moore’s turn again for comfort, food, and support of the highest caliber. I know you partner with the Kiwanis and Salvation Army in your disaster relief efforts… I also know the money I send will be used EXACTLY where it needs to be used. – Anne of  Edmond OK

 

Praying God will bless your efforts to help and comfort the people of the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Lord be with you and these who are ministering to them. – In Christ, Debbie, Windsorlocks, CT

 

Your team helped us with clean up after Hurricane Irene 2 years ago—Your support was wonderful!! – James & Dorothy of Belhaven, NC

 

Betty worked for the Florida Baptist Convention for 16 years.  I know the wonderful work done by disaster relief teams. Thank you for being there after this tragic tornado. We are praying for all of you. – Henry & Betty of Jacksonville, FL

 

My name is Lucile, I am 14 ½. I heard about the tornado. I am sorry this happened to you. I send some books about American Girl’s series. All my thoughts are with you and I hope that very soon you will have new joy in your heart. – Love, Lucile, Port Orchard WA

 

Thank you so much for all you are doing for the hurting people of Moore. Ok. I am a certified member with Florida Baptist Disaster Recovery Team and would like to be out there helping with your recovery efforts. Unfortunately, I am recovering from cervical vertebra fusion surgery at the moment. So the next best thing is for us to send a donation. Showing God’s love for people. That is what being a Christian is about. – Bill and Colleen of Weeki Wachee, FL

 

My thoughts and prayers are with these families. My heart especially goes out to the children at those two schools. Thank you for the work that your volunteers are doing. – Mary of Macon ,GA

 

As a retiree, I am sorry I cannot give more, but I do want to help you folks. As a former Southern Baptist, I know you folks will do a lot of good with this money. God bless you all!  Keep the faith!  – In the Kingdom,  R. W. Mervine

 

Because you are so far from us, it is unlikely that we will be called upon to help the people and families of Moore, Oklahoma, with our Disaster Relief team. However, we want you to know that we are praying for the victims of this tornado and for those who are assisting with sheltering, food units, water units, child care, shower units, and especially for those witnessing in the aftermath of this destruction… May our Lord richly bless all of those who show the love of Christ to others in this cleanup and rebuilding. And may many come to know Jesus as Messiah through the witnessing of our people. – Ron of Pee Dee Baptist Association in South Carolina

 

Dear Folks, My son, Stephen, who is now in his 40’s, and has suffered much pain due to mental illness since age 14, wanted me to send this check to help the victims of the recent tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. May God bless, help, and give peace to those victims and all of us. – Ralph of Naples, Florida

 

We so thoroughly enjoyed driving through Oklahoma on our cross-country trip two years ago. We stayed in OK City and then in Guymon. Everyone was great. We are so sorry for your loss. – Cindy and Joe of Ocala, Florida

 

 

Thank you for being the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus as you serve the victims of the Moore tornado. – Jay and Susan of Dewey, Oklahoma

 

 

Last Fall a Baptist group was in N.J. to help clear and cut trees for Sandy relief. My brother-in-law and his wife Abby brought a volunteer, Dave, to their home for Thanksgiving dinner. My husband, John, and my daughter, Alison, so enjoyed his company. We were so happy to meet on of the volunteers who did so much to help N.J.  – Regina of Morganville, New Jersey

 

 

We were looking for a way to help those affected by the tornados and found your organization in a news article and liked the fact that it was an Oklahoma based group. We felt you would know what is needed best. We will keep sending prayers to those in need and to those helping. To all have a blessed day. – Kelly and Ginny of Ellsworth, Iowa

 

We are so happy to be a part of such a fantastic ministry. Our church family will keep the people of Moore and Shawnee in our prayers. It is a privilege to help our Oklahoma brothers and sisters. We are so proud to be a Southern Baptist Church. – Brother Mark of First Baptist Church in Hominy, Oklahoma

 

We are praying for your as your administer funds and physical help with disaster teams to the suffering people in Moore and elsewhere because of the fierce tornados. God bless you all. The fine video with Anthony Jordan and Sam Porter was circulated by Alan Carlton, my former S.S. teacher, to class members at Parkview Church, by email. I in turn have sent it to fellow members of a small group at Copperfield Church here. – Roselyn of Houston, Texas

 

May God be with each and every one of you. Our prayers are with you. – Mary of Poquoson, Virginia

 

Your amazing organization came to our aid in those awful days after Super Storm Sandy. Your team joined forces with others, who came from across the country, to help in the parking lot of my church in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. The sight of your bright yellow t-shirts and jackets, day after day was like a bright light of comfort in those long days of darkness for my town and the other towns around Middletown. My thoughts and prayers, as well as the thoughts and prayers of my co-workers and this company, are with you all. – Linda of Hazlet, New Jersey

 

Thank you for and your help with the people who were in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. We send everyone our love and prayers. – Jean and Florence of Shelton, Connecticut

 

May God bless you in your work. Thank you for helping the Oklahoma City tornado victims. We are with you! – Laurie and Rick of Millersville, Maryland

 

I Am A Texan LLC, our vendors, partners, and our followers on Facebook and Twitter have participated in a fundraiser to help as much as we can to get you some much needed funds to help you as you helpt the folks in Moore, Oklahoma. Our prayer are with you from Texas. Keep strong, and keep in mind that you are not forgotten by the rest of us in the USA. – Jon and Kasha of I Am a Texan LLC in El Paso, Texas

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the tornado victims.  Wish this amount was more.  Hope it helps.  May God bless you for all your hard work. – Denise of New Mexico

 

I’m sending money to help those in need after the horrible storms that have ripped through the plains over the past couple of days.  I wish there was more I could do, besides donate and pray.  I found your organization online and am happy to hear that all of my donation will go towards the needs of so many in your area. Thank you so much for doing what you do.  God bless you in your efforts to help these people who so desperately need it.  I will also pray for your organization that you may continue to help whenever needs. – Mary of York, PA

 

We were told of your organization by a friend whose mother is an active Disaster Relief volunteer. Our prayers go out to all of you whose efforts help those affected by this tragedy. – Gene of Odessa TX

 

Enclosed is a donation to help you minister to the Moore/OKC tornado victims.  My prayers are with your community.  Thank you for being Jesus’ hands and feet to the hurting. – Cathie of Naperville IL

 

Please accept our family’s donation to assist your community after the horrible tornado this past Monday. The loss of life and devastation is heart-breaking.  But, what does come across in each story we see on the news/internet is the lovely spirit and faith-filled people of Moore/Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. Here in Rumson NJ – we are still cleaning up after Super Storm Sandy.  Our family, friends and most of all our faith has gotten us through.  I will pray for the same for your community. Peace to you! – Jeremy of New Jersey

 

My wife and I were so encouraged to see and hear on the news last night the effective work being done by the church in the Moore area.  Here’s a little something to help. – Michael and Sharon of Lansing IL

 

We pray for all the families affected by this terrible storm.  Also, praying for all the people assisting them.  May God give you peace and move people to help.  – Much love, Richmond VA

 

Thanks for all you do to help those in very bad situations.  Please use our gift to help the victims of the tornado in Moore and Shawnee. – Glenda and Richard of Washington

 

Please accept this small donation to help with the Moore/Shawnee tornado victims.  Sorry we can’t do more at this time. Tom Johnson Chapter 886, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Kentucky

 

God bless you for all you do to help others. – Kevin and Elizabeth of Florida

 

Thank you for all your help with the people who were involved in the Moore Oklahoma tornado.  We send everyone our love and prayers! – Jean and Florence of Connecticut

 

Please accept this donation to support your efforts in response to the devastation that occurred in Moore OK and the surrounding areas. Your amazing organization came to our aid in those awful days after Super Storm Sandy. Your team joined forces with others, who came from across the country, to help in the parking lot of my church in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.  The sight of your bright yellow t-shirts and jackets, day after day was like a bright light of comfort in those long days of darkness for my town and the other towns around Middletown. My thoughts and prayers, as well as the thoughts and prayer of my coworkers and this company are with you all. – Linda of Middletown NJ

 

May God be with each and every one of you.  Our prayers are with you. – M. Taylor of Virginia

 

I am a former member of Tulsa Parkview Church and have recently moved to Houston TX to be near a daughter here. We are praying for you as you administer funds and physical help with disaster teams to the suffering people in Moore and elsewhere because of the fierce tornadoes. God bless you all.  The fine video with Anthony Jordan and Sam Porter was circulated by Alan Carlton, my former S.S. teacher, to class members at Parkview, by email.  I, in turn, have sent it to fellow members of a small group at Copperfield Church here in Houston. – Roselyn of Houston TX

 

Please find our check attached to help you in your relief efforts for the tornadoes.  I am a member of a chainsaw unit in NW Iowa and know funds are always a problem.   We own an indoor football team that plays a team in Tulsa and our fans contributed a little and we wanted to help, as well.  I know it isn’t much but hope it helps a little in your efforts. – Bob of Sioux City IA

 

Please accept this donation for our disaster relief team.  We are so happy to be a part of such a fantastic ministry.  We are asking our members who want to donate additional money to do so the next couple of Sundays.  Our church will send this money in two weeks.  Our finance committee will evaluate our cash position in June with the hope of sending a second contribution. Our church family will keep the people of Moore and Shawnee in our prayers.  It is a privilege to help our Oklahoma brothers and sisters.  We are so proud to be a Southern Baptist Church. – Hominy, First

 

This is a donation towards the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief. Last fall a Baptist group was in NJ to help cook and cut trees for Sandy relief. My brother-in-law and his wife brought a volunteer, Dave Karr, to their home for Thanksgiving Dinner. My husband, John and my daughter, Alison so enjoyed his company.  We were so happy to meet one of the volunteers who did so much to help NJ. Please give my best regards to Dave. – Regina of Morganville NJ

 

Enclosed is a modest check to put towards your organizations disaster relief efforts. We were looking for a way to help those affected by the tornados and found your organization in a news article and like the fact it was an Oklahoma based group.  We felt you would know what is needed best. We wish we could send more and hope in the future we can.  We’ll keep BGCO as an organization to send money, too. We will keep sending prayers to those in need and to those helping. To the person opening this letter you truly have a wonderful job.  To be awash in the goodwill that comes in everyday is truly a blessing and know that it is continued on must fill your heart. To all have a blessed day. – Kelly and Ginny of Ellsworth IA

 

New Orleans is behind you during this time of disaster.  We are keeping everyone in Moore OK in our hearts and prayers.  May you find strength in your moments of weakness. – With tears in my eyes, Cindi of New Orleans, LA

 

May the god of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

 

Thank you! You are appreciated more than you know.  How can I put into words, the emotions I feel.  With the help you’ve given, words seem to cheapen what I want to express. My family and I love our church and pastor. – David of Norman OK

 

With all my heart to help a little bit to the people of Oklahoma. – Victoria of Spring Hill FL

 

Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Oklahoma!! God bless American from Puerto Rico

 

Thanks for all you fine people do. May God bless you!! – Layne and Bonnie of Texas

 

We, in Florida, having had your help during hurricanes, want to help you in these times of tornados. We pray for you and may God bless you! – Betty of St. Petersburg, FL

 

Please accept the enclosed check for the Oklahoma disaster relief fund.  I was just there a week earlier visiting my granddaughter and her husband.  You have a lovely city and such nice people.  I hope to be back there in July to see them again and their first baby.  God bless and keep you. – Mrs. Capeto

 

Thanks for providing relief so promptly. May God continue to bless you and provide resources to bring Moore OK closer to normal and to an improved relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Several of us are members of the Kentucky Baptist Relief program. Class members, Shirley and don Meador, used to live in Oklahoma and suggested we address the letter to you. – Larry of Bowling Green KY

 

I am so proud to be called a Baptist and a Christian who cares about my fellow man.  Wish I was younger and could volunteer in the tornado area.  I know God will receive glory from all the efforts of Oklahoma Baptists.  I know that any money that I send to you will be used in the best possible way.  God bless all of you!! – Edith of Hydro OK

 

The members of Faith Baptist Church are deeply devastated by the destruction and loss of life caused by the terrible tornado disasters in Oklahoma and we have the families that have been affected by them in our prayers. As neighbors and concerned citizens, our church has considered making a financial contribution to your Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief effort.  We applaud your fine work and may God bless all your endeavors. – Fort Smith AR

 

Our church family has been blessed with the resources to reach out and minister to those in need in our area for many years.  We are all moved by the effects of the recent disasters in central Oklahoma and know that you and your volunteers are working hard to feed thousands each day who have lost their homes, and in some cases loved ones.  We want to help you to be able to help them! We want this gift to be used by the volunteers to feed those reached by this ministry.  Use your own discretion as to what communities you need the money for.  We also know that you must have cash needs to care for your volunteers on the site and we want to help in caring for them, too.  I already have members at Council Valley who say they want to make a cash gift soon and I will send that money to you when we receive it. May God continue to bless each of you and the thousands you bless in His name each day!! – Council Valley Baptist Church, Yale OK

 

Thank you for all of your service by and for our Lord Jesus Christ in ministering to the people of Moore. You are doing a great service to those in need. – Carl and Barby of College Station, TX

 

Love and Prayers from Carolina Beach, NC

 

Just wanted to contribute to the disaster in Oklahoma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the carnage in your life. God bless you and keep you as you try to put together broken lives, homes, etc. Our God is a faithful God!  God knows – He cares! How we praise Him for helpers like you who have faith, but also “works” so the world may know. How they love – one another!  Especially their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! God bless! – Mr. and Mrs. Richardson of Spring TX

 

I hope that in some small way this donation can help to alleviate some of the suffering of the people in Moore OK.  Having lived through Hurrican Sandy, I can understand the need.  Thank you for all you are doing to help. – Christine of Rego Park, NY

 

I am so sorry for the devastation your state received.  May God be with you all in this time of need. – Loris of Montgomery, AL

 

I wish I could do more.  I lived at the Jersey Shore and saw our devastation so I can only imagine your pain. – Theresa and Joseph of Palm Bay, FL

 

Thank you and bless all of you for helping people when there is a disaster.  I hope this little donation will help in some way. May God bless each and every one of you. – James and Barbara of Broken Arrow, OK

 

Please accept my humble donation for the victims of God’s act. Appreciate your sincere and noble works. God bless you! – Roy of Woodside, NY

 

Thank God for an organization like yours. I know you do His work. – Roger of Stillwater OK

 

You were here for us when Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore. – Irene of Shrewsbury NJ

 

Thanks for all you are doing! – Robert and Joan of Tallahassee FL

 

Remembering all the kindness and many hours you and your fellow Okies were here in Middletown NJ helping us in our hours of need.  Please use this gift to help your own in their hour of need. Appreciate all you did for our community. – Arthur and Cristie of Belford NJ

 

My family and I wish you and your town a speedy recovery and healing process. – Donald and Sharon of Lincoln, NE

 

May God bless and keep all who have been affected by this tragedy.   We are praying from Indiana for all of you.  We love and keep you in our hearts.  Let the love and word of our Lord shine upon you. – Your Sister in Christ, Kelli of Jeffersonville IN

 

May God give you strength!! – Theresa of Brackenridge PA

 

We live in Oceanside where Sandy hit and know what you’re going through.  We were lucky enough and only lost one car. Good luck and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. – Cathy of Oceanside NY

 

I am a graduate of John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City and a graduate of UCO in Edmond.  Currently, I live in South Carolina and as chairman of the Brotherhood would like to donate to the disaster relief. Prayers with you! – Ben and Jennifer of Cheraw SC

 

My prayers go out for the disaster and the people affected.  I am enclosing my check to help in any way. – Irma Bell (NYCity)

 

You helped us, now it is our turn to help you.  Certainly you are in my prayers daily. – Love in Jesus, John Parker (Smithville, VA)

 

Hope this is of some comfort.  We’ll be contacting the Rotary Club in your area.  (Old Bridge, NJ)

 

Thank you for providing a way for others to help when the need is so great. – Bobby & Carolyn Brookshire  (Greenwood, SC)

 

We are keeping you all in our prayers.  (Rockland, WI)

 

Praying for all of you. God Bless! – Davey Dore (New Iberia, LAA)

 

Thank you for your servant’s heart. Praise Jesus. – Diana Proffit (Johnstown, OH)

 

May God bless you for all you do to help those who suffered such devastation and loss. – Dee Denton (Summerville, SC)

 

I am sure that in your hands this donation will be put to good use. – D Hall (Cherry Hill, NJ)

 

To the victims of the Oklahoma tornados: We are so deeply saddened for your tragic loss.  While there is nothing we could do or say to make the pain go away, we did want to offer you some encouraging words to attempt to make your heart less heavy. We are thankful for the courage of the citizens and first responders to this treacherous act of nature.  You were so brave and our class is so appreciative of such outstanding, good, heroic people in this world.  It gives us hope of a brighter future. You are in our thoughts as your city so courageously picks up the pieces from this destructive tornado.  Donations from our class and our school are coming your way in the mail. – Sincerely, Mrs. Hamby’s Fourth Grade Class, Two Mile Prairie Elementary, Columbia, Missouri

 

As lifetime Southern Baptists, we are always heartbroken whenever any of our brothers and sisters are met with disastrous circumstances.  The recent storms in Oklahoma have caused us deep grief and many tears. Although we wish we could do more, we send this gift as evidence of our love for our Oklahoma Brothers and sisters in Christ, and for His love for us. May God bless all of you at this most difficult time and may all of you have renewed faith as your faith is renewed in Him. – In the love of Christ, Jack and Joan Kelley, Pennsylvania

 

Your group came to our little town of Westville OK when we had our ice storm.  Thank you! Please accept our donation to help with the tornado relief in Moore and other surrounding areas. – Marcela of Westville OK

 

Please accept this donation to help with your response.  We hope we will have more as our churches respond.  Our prayers are with you.  Please let us know if you have needs we can assist with. – The Mississippi Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Ministry

My husband and I prayed about this and decided you could use our tithe to help more of God’s children.  So, we thank God for all of you helping them! – Jean and Jeff of Tennessee

 

Love to all the folks in Oklahoma.  We’re praying for you! – The Tobin’s from Massachusetts

 

Please accept this donation for the disaster relief that you are providing in Moore. Having grown up in Kansas, I understand a bit of what you are facing.  You are in our prayers. – Dorothy of Dallas TX

 

I’m sending a donation to help with the tornado victims in Moore and the surrounding areas.  May God bless you all! – Stanley and Emilia of Michigan

 

We pray that god will exceedingly, abundantly meet all your needs!  You all are in our prayers! – Michele of Palm Harbor, Florida

 

I wanted to write a quick note to include with the checks to help with the relief effort there! My name is Mark, and I’m a Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor in East Central Illinois.  When I, and our other trainers here in Champaign, IL, saw the devastation that your area took from the recent tornados, we felt the over-powering urge to do something to help.  We first thought about caravanning to Oklahoma to help with cleanup and to bring supplies, but after reaching out to others in your area, we realized we may have been more “in the way” than an actual help. We then decided that we would put together a Memorial Day Oklahoma relief workout to raise funds to send instead.  We initially thought about donating to the American Red Cross, but feared that the funds may have ended up in a national fund, and not made it directly to you there.  Upon further research, my wife, Kim found your organization. We want you to know that you are not alone in what you are going through there.  All of you remain in our daily thoughts and prayers, and will continue to with each day to come.  We will also continue to monitor your website for continued needs, and do our best to keep the contributions coming. Thank you for creating your relief site, and for all of the great work you are doing to help the people of Oklahoma.  Our hearts and prayers are with you! – On behalf of InfiniteCU, God Bless you! – Mark, Kim, Nathan, Marcella, Jeff, and Keybeck, Champaign, IL

 

Please receive this donation to aid tornado victims recovery from this tragic event. Wish them all the best and speedy recovery for all affected as well as city rebuilding for a brighter future. God bless you! – Vincent of Richmond VA

 

We are a couple of displaced Oklahomans now residing in Alabama.  Please accept this small check to help in the recovery and relief of our fellow Oklahomans in this time of tragedy. – Bob and Suzanna of Huntsville AL

 

Please accept our contribution to the tornado relief program food service program.  My wife and I helped with the Katrina relief efforts at Long Beach, MS, and were impressed with the open food tent still in operation several weeks after the passage of the hurricane. Thank you! – Thomas of South Carolina

 

Praying God’s blessings on those affected by the Moore Tornado and your efforts to help.  God Bless you! – Weddle of Springhill LA

 

Bless you and your work.  We are a couple in Fairfax, VA.  I am a teacher.  My heart breaks for all – especially the children.  Use this small donation to help with food and supplies. – Buddy & Vanna, Virginia

 

To help relieve the suffering in Moore, OK. Sulphur, OK, Central Baptist Church

 

Thank you Sam Porter and all of your many self-sacrificing volunteers, for your dedication in helping so many in need. – Bob & Pat, Marietta, OK

 

Dear friends in Moore, OK.  It is so heartbreaking to see the devastation left by that devastating tornado.  Our hearts go out to people!! May God be with you and grant you the strength they all need!!  God bless you all! – Sandy, Illinois

 

We are praying for you.  May our Great God bless and strengthen you as you minister to the needs of the people. – Bill, S. Carolina

 

Please accept the enclosed donation on behalf of three church congregations in our local area.  We pray that this will help in a small way with the tremendous burden you have in Oklahoma.  Our prayers are with you as you continue to minister in God’s name during a very difficult time. – Cox Chapel Baptist Church, Lima Baptist Church, Cross Plains Baptist Church, South Carolina

 

Bay Credit Union’s 33 employees had a Jeans Day on Memorial Day and raised this $300 donation for disaster relief in your area.  Being in an area that also experiences the ravages of weather we have each had some share in similar disasters in the past.  May God bless your efforts in helping these victims. – Panama City, FL

 

This contribution is for Moore, OK disaster relief.  It’s from the Grace Sunday School class at Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN.  Thank you for taking care of this for us.

 

Dear friends, as a former native resident of Oklahoma and with family still in the area, I am enclosing a check in the amount of $100 to be used for help in the Moore disaster.  I have nephew who has lived in Moore for many years, but fortunately his home was saved and they are ok.  I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and also work part time in the church office.  I pray for the furtherance of your work and help there with all of the many needs, Deloris

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and energy to help those devastated by the recent tornado.  May your efforts be blessed and your path uplifted.  Remember, too, that people all around the nation are praying for the community of Moore.  Peace be with you.  Rosemary, Minnesota

 

Good luck and may God bless all. – Alexander, New York

 

As fellow Baptists we want to contribute this small amount to help in your disaster relief fund. – Eddie and Sissi Black, Arkansas

 

Dear Friends in Christ, Please accept the attached check to provide disaster relief to the residents of Moore, OK and the surrounding storm impacted area.  This donation is given in memory of Elvis Presley.  In our prayers, we ask God to bless this gift so that it will expand and benefit many needy people that have lost everything, like Jesus’ miracle of feeding five thousand men, besides women and children with only five loaves of bread and two fish in Matthew 14”16-21 of the Bible. – Houston Elvis Meetup Group, TX

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Moore Oklahoma tornado victims.  We experienced disaster in our home and community with Hurricane Ike, but not to the extent the people of Moore have suffered. “Yellow hats” did much to relieve the suffering here.  Thank you for what you are and will be doing. – Bill & Judy, TX

 

Dear Sam Porter, in 2008 you and your group flew to Georgia and helped feed all the refugees in Goti or Gobe after the Russian invasion.  My friends were in Tiblisi and still are and are very GRATEFUL to you and your people for their aid and comfort.  Now it is Moore’s turn again for comfort, food and support of the highest caliber..I know you partner with the Kiwanis and Salvation Army in your disaster relief efforts.  I also know the money I send will be used EXACTLY where it needs to be used.  (not like the Red Cross which sends the money all over the world plus uses a HIGH percentage on administrative costs. What a crock.) – Anne, Oklahoma

 

Pastor Jordan, praying God will bless your efforts to help and comfort the people of the Oklahoma tornado disaster.  Lord be with you and those who are ministering to them. – Debbie, Connecticut

 

BGCO – please use this donation as you see fit to help the victims of the recent tornado in Oklahoma.  Your team helped us with clean up after hurricane Irene 2 years ago.  Your support was wonderful!! – James & Dorothy, N Carolina

 

I worked for the Florida Baptist Convention for 16 years.  I know the wonderful work done by the disaster relief teams.  Thank you for being there after this tragic tornado.  We are praying for all of you. – Henry & Betty, Florida

 

Thank you so much for all you art doing for the hurting people of Moore, OK./  I am a certified member with Florida Baptist Disaster Recovery Team and would like to be out there helping with your recovery efforts.  Unfortunately, I am recovering from cervical vertebra fusion surgery at the moment.  So the next best thing is for us to send a donation.  Showing God’s love for people.  That is what being a Christian is about. – Bill & Colleen, Florida

 

Please use this donation to help the victims of Monday’s tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.  My thoughts and prayers are with these families.  My heart especially goes out to the children at those two schools.  Thank you for the work that your volunteers are doing. – Mary, Georgia

 

As a retiree I am sorry I cannot give more, but I do want to help you folks.  As a former Southern Baptist I know you folks will do a lot of good with this money.  God bless you all! Keep the faith! – R. W., Virginia

 

To our good neighbors of Oklahoma:  I wish you well in your recovery from your latest tornado.  Please accept this small donation and know that those of us in New Jersey have you in our thoughts and prayers. – Mary Ellen, Jersey Shore

 

Trusting that you will find the right person to help in Moore. – Marcia, Maryland

 

God bless Moore Oklahoma. – Rhonda, Georgia

 

Dear BGOC staff and volunteers, Please accept the enclosed check as my contribution to the BGOC Disaster Relief Fund.  Though small, I hope this donation can be used to assist those affected by the recent tornado.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. – Joshua, California

 

Dear Oklahoma City, Please accept this small token of my love and prayers for all your people.  My heart really goes to the parents who lose a child.  May God’s mercy be with them and all his love for comfort.  Whenever you get down and find it hard to keep going, just stop and look upward, he sees you and your despair. – Charlotte, Delaware

 

Thank you for doing what I cannot do – for tornado victims. – Patricia, Michigan

 

Check to help victims of Oklahoma tornadoes.  We are so blessed to have wonderful volunteers like you. – Paul & Deborah, Louisiana

 

I am so sorry that so many houses have been destroyed by this tornado.  Thank you for providing food and clean clothes for so many of the victims! – Dorothy, New York

 

Thanks for all you do in these crisis times.  You are the eyes-arms-feet-heart for all of us Southern Baptists across America.  God bless all affected by the storm and all who can help restore Moore!  To God be the Glory. – Julia, Florida

 

May God give the people of Moore the strength to overcome.  God bless. – Morris, Washington

 

We were shocked and saddened to see all the tornado damage.  Our thoughts and prayers go out for you all. –  Susan and Frank, New York

 

Please use for the Oklahoma tornado victims.  Thank you for helping these people. – Michelle, Kentucky

 

Your in my prayers. – Gerald, Pennsylvania

 

My thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful people of Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. – Michael, Ohio