Sam Porter, Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief Director, receives $100,000 check from Cynthia T. Canevaro of the Houston Texans, who gave the money to support the relief work Oklahoma Baptists are doing in Moore. (Photo: Bob Nigh)

MOORE, Okla.—Houston Texan owner Robert McNair announced Thur., May 23, his foundation, the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, has donated $100,000 to the Oklahoma Disaster Relief mission of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO).

“We are humbled by the generosity of our neighbors from south of the border,” said Sam Porter, BGCO disaster relief director. “All of these funds will be used to assist in relief of the victims.”

The NFL team’s owner helped surpass the giving total of $700,000 toward Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief since the May 20 tornado struck the city of Moore.

McNair said, “It’s just an unbelievable situation and we just wanted to say: ‘We’re sorry they’ve had this disaster and hopefully this will help a little bit.’”

The BGCO Disaster Relief provides hot meals, debris removal, counseling from chaplains and more.

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