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Oklahoma Baptists Enhance Training to Enlarge Response to Widespread Flooding

The Baptist mud-out crew has finished its work in this Bridge Creek home. Now it can dry out with no danger of mold growing. (Photo: David Crowell)

The Baptist mud-out crew has finished its work in this Bridge Creek home. Now it can dry out with no danger of mold growing. (Photo: David Crowell)

NORMAN–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wed., May 27-Fri., May 29 in several locations across the state “to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold,” said Sam Porter, BGCO Disaster Relief Director.

The classes will be conducted in Bixby, Durant, Elk City, Lawton, Norman and Poteau by expertly-trained flood recovery instructors, and are open to all individuals who want to assist in flood recovery. There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required.

“This includes individuals, adult groups, student groups, members of volunteer agencies and any others who want to help,” Porter said.

A Baptist mud-out volunteer pours a bucketful of debris into a wheel barrel to be hauled off. (Photo: David Crowell)

A Baptist mud-out volunteer pours a bucketful of debris into a wheel barrel to be hauled off. (Photo: David Crowell)

Classes will be held May 27 at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W. Lindsey St., in Norman.

Classes on Thur., May 28 are:
Bixby Riverview Baptist Church, 13201 S. Memorial Dr., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Durant, Calvary Baptist Church, 715 W. Louisiana St., 2 p.m.
Elk City, First Baptist Church, 1600 W. Country Club Blvd., 2 p.m.
Lawton, First Baptist Church, West, 7302 NW Cache Rd., 2 p.m.

Classes on Fri., May 29:
Poteau, Patrick Lynch Public Library, 206 S. McKenna Ave. 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the flood recovery training, the BGCO has set up kitchens and feeding operations at First Baptist Church West in Lawton and at the Union Baptist Association Office in Norman. The convention’s Mobile Incident Command Center also has been situated at First Baptist Church in Norman.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org.

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