Disaster Relief Training on April 12, 2014
Do you remember where you were on May 20, 2013, while the EF-5 tornado went thru southern Oklahoma City and Moore? Were you hoping to volunteer at “ground zero” and help with the recovery efforts? Unfortunately, many were turned away. Unless you have received Disaster Relief training, you cannot physically help with the initial relief efforts at ground zero.
You might be interested to know that in almost every disaster, volunteer disaster relief teams are already working before the federal government arrives. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief team to the May 20 tornado was a fast responder!
The BGCO is providing training for anyone who is at least 18 years of age and interested in helping with Disaster Relief on Saturday, April 12, at Quail Springs Baptist Church, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You will receive a Disaster Relief badge that enables you to provide assistance as a Disaster Relief volunteer.
April 12, 2014 - Associational Training - Orientation Sessions
Quail Springs Baptist Church
14613 N. May Ave, OK 73134
Bill White (405-973-8642) or Steve Boone (405-203-8343)
- Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Lunch provided
- Men and women welcome
- Age 18 and above
- $5 per person fee for new team members
- No pre-registration
- Just show up
Visit BGCO Disaster Relief for more information.
Disaster Relief Training
Training-orientation is open to any member of a Southern Baptist church who is at least 18 years of age. Attending training-orientation does not obligate you to serve, but is necessary before serving. Everyone is required to attend both Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Feeding Unit/Line Serving training-orientation. Disaster Relief ID badges are issued to those who complete training. Badges expire to insure that EVERYONE attends training every three years.
Associational training-orientation covers Feeding, Recovery-Chain Saw, and Recovery-Debris Removal; State training-orientation covers these plus Damage Assessment, Child Care, Shower/Laundry Trailer, Medical, Initial Contact Person and Water Purification. Assessment training-orientation is open to only those who have previously completed Recovery-Chain Saw and Recovery-Debris Removal training-orientation.