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Posts Tagged ‘Disaster Relief’

Helping the Tornado Victims in Moore, OK

Posted by Rick on May 21, 2013

The very best way to help is to pray! Pray for the ongoing rescue effort. Pray for the families who lost loved ones. Pray for the first responders and volunteers. Pray for God to be glorified in this tragedy.

Many of us feel a need to help in some tangible way. You are discouraged from self-deploying, or simply going down to help out. Quite frankly, you’ll most like just be in the way and become part of the problem.

In lieu of going, you can give. Everyone knows that the Red Cross provides meals to those in need during disasters. But did you know that the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief  (OK DR) is the organization that PREPARES a majority (if not all) of those meals?

OK DR is a volunteer based organization, but without the high priced CEOs that some of the relief organizations have been criticized for. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma pays the modest salary of the director of OK DR, which is provided by Oklahoma Baptists.

When you give to OK DR, you can rest assured that 100% of your donation goes to relief efforts. Give at this link: http://www.okdisasterhelp.com/

Here in Wagoner, if you’d like to give goods, First Baptist Church is collecting items to give to victims.  They are currently asking for  bottled water, diapers, baby formula and baby wipes, and toiletries. Do not bring clothes!

Rather than duplicate the efforts of collecting and distributing, we will be cooperating with FBC Wagoner. They are located at 401 NE 2nd, Wagoner, OK 74467.  Their phone is 918-485-2428.

If you’d like to go and physically do “hands-on” ministry, you are probably out of luck for this disaster.   Most disaster relief agencies, including OK DR,  require training. What you can do, however, is sign up with a disaster relief agency and be ready the next time a disaster strikes. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have to wait very long.

 

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Posted by Rick on January 14, 2010

Dear ISBC Family,

As you know a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti.  Efforts are currently underway by the Baptist Disaster Relief to supply assistance and needed supplies to the local populace.  I have been asked by Dr. Anthony Jordan, the Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma to provide church members information in order to make a donation to this effort.  You can mail your checks directly to them at:

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief – Haiti Earthquake Relief

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

3800 N. May Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

You can also donate online at https://www.bgco.org/donate/

For your convenience, I have compiled a list of trustworthy charities that will honorably use your donation for God’s glory.  You can access that list by clicking this link:  http://www.rickboyne.com/2010/01/haiti-earthquake-relief-options.html

Be on your guard for scam artists who may contact you via email saying they are a victim of the earthquake or that they have family there, or they are with a charity.  Only give money to those whom you know and trust.

Blessings on you as you share God’s merciful bounty,

Rick Boyne

Pastor

SDG

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