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  • Okla. DR chainsaw units deploy after Tulsa tornadoes

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    TULSA, Okla. (BP) -- Driving to Tulsa, Okla., a day after three rare August tornadoes destroyed property and injured dozens there Sunday (Aug. 6), Southern Baptist disaster relief leader Sam Porter was on the phone with a member of First Baptist Church of Jenks, Okla., a Tulsa suburb.

    "There's a large tree, a very extremely large tree down in their back yard, and she just said, 'We cannot afford to have the tree removed, and we're not able to do it ourselves,'" Porter, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief state director, told Baptist Press. "But a large tree ... can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 to be removed by a tree service." Read More

  • Okla. Baptist DR helps tornado victims

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, March 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Bob Nigh
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began preparing meals, clearing debris and repairing damaged homes today (March 27) after tornadoes swept across central and northeastern Oklahoma just two days earlier, killing at least one person. Read More