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Posts Tagged ‘Disaster’

One Week Later – Still No Monetary Donations

Posted by Rick on January 20, 2012

It’s been exactly one week since two Wagoner families lost everything they own in a house fire. I set up a benefit account at First Bank and Trust in Wagoner called, “Benefit Fund for Rankin Family Fire Disaster.”  I was required to make an initial deposit to open the account.

I called the bank Friday morning at 9:45 to check the balance. I am extremely disappointed to report that one week after the fire disaster, there have been no other deposits made to this account.

I spoke with family members Wednesday night. They said they have clothes for the children, but have not yet secured a house to rent.  And, of course, they also had to endure the robbery of their burned out house. Thieves took the washer & dryer, furnace, hot water tank, air conditioner unit, and the bicycles and lawnmower that were stored outside!

If you would like to donate to help these families, please send your check (in any amount) to

Benefit Fund for Rankin Family Fire Disaster
c/o First Bank and Trust
111 S. Casaver Ave
Wagoner, OK 74467

Donations in any amount will be appreciated.


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Donations Urgently Needed

Posted by Rick on January 13, 2012

Early morning, January 13, 2012, two Wagoner families lost everything in a house fire. There are four adults and three children involved. No one was injured, but they lost two out of three pets.


Flames at Midnight


The Red Cross has already provided immediate shelter needs and vouchers for meals.


There has been a fund established at First Bank & Trust in Wagoner. Monetary donations should be sent to:

Benefit Fund for Rankin Family Fire Disaster

c/o First Bank and Trust 111. S. Casaver Ave

Wagoner, OK 74467


Family #1 


Girl #1 age 7

Shirt 6x (size child medium)

Pants 7

Shoes 13


Girl #2 age 8

Shirt child medium

Pants 7

Shoes 2


Girl #3 age 10

Size 12 (Child large)

Pants 12

Shoes 3


Woman #1

Shirt XL

Pants 13-14

Shoes 8 1/2


Man #1

Shirt XL

Pants 36×36

Shoes 10 1/2


Family #2 


Woman #2

Shirt 3XL

Pants 46

Shoes 11


Man #2

Shirt Med or Large

Pants 31×32

Shoes 10 1/2




The Morning After


They will be staying a hotel through Monday. They have NO WHERE to store anything at the moment. If people want to help, they can begin gathering things. The contact for the family is Family #1’s grandmother, Doris Rankin, phone 918-201-4042.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on September 15, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “What on Earth Are You Doing for Heaven’s Sake?”, based on Matthew 6:19-21:

  • Many people lost everything they had in Hurricane Ike
  • Some folks who lost “everything”, really lost everything; others only lost their possessions
  • When we store up wealth and possessions here on earth, they can easily be taken away
  • When we store up treasures in Heaven, they’ll be there for all eternity.
  • You can tell where your heart is by looking at your checkbook and at your daily planner.

You can listen to the morning sermon here, or by clicking the audio player below:

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “Work as to the Lord” based on Ephesians 6:5-9 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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