Anthony L. Jordan

Dear Oklahoma Baptists,

Below you will read a brief interview with Sam Porter, who leads Oklahoma Disaster Relief. Oklahoma Baptists were on the ground and serving the people in the Northeast as soon as we were given clearance to do so. Since that time, thousands of meals have been cooked, and thousands of man hours have been given to clearing property of trees and to mud out after the devastating floods following Hurricane Sandy.

Everything we do through Disaster Relief is done at no cost to those we serve. The dollar cost to support this effort is very significant. Please make a gift to Oklahoma Disaster Relief today. Your gift is tax deductible and will be used to support the tremendous work being done through our DR teams as they minister to people who have lost so much. Just click on the DONATE NOW button and make your gift.

Pastors, you may want to lead your churches to give an offering. If so, send it to the BGCO, marked Disaster Relief.

Thank you for making a difference in lives of people who have suffered great loss.

Anthony L. Jordan

An Interview from the Field with Oklahoma’s DR Director
The Baptist Messenger interviewed BGCO Disaster Relief Director, Sam Porter, on Nov. 8. Porter and approximately 100 Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are stationed in New Jersey and continue to work tirelessly to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy. To make a tax-deductible donation now, visit

Sam, thank you for your service. Where all are Oklahoma Baptist DR volunteers today?
We have right at 100 Oklahoma Baptist volunteers, as well as other Baptists from other states, at New Monmouth Church in Middletown, N.J. The church is one mile from the coastline. The destruction does not go more than a half-mile inland in New Jersey, depending on the elevation of the land.

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