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Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wednesday through Friday, May 27- May 29 in several locations across the state "to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold," Sam Porter, director of the convention’s disaster relief office, said Tuesday.

The classes will be conducted in Bixby, Durant, Elk City, Lawton, Norman and Poteau by expertly trained flood recovery instructors, and are open to all individuals who want to assist in flood recovery. There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required.

"This includes individuals, adult groups, student groups, members of volunteer agencies and any others who want to help," Porter said.

— Wednesday’s classes will be at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W Lindsey Street in Norman.

— Thursday’s classes are set for: 2 and 6:30 p.m. at Bixby Riverview Baptist Church, 13201 S Memorial Drive; 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 715 W Louisiana Street in Durant; 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Elk City, 1600 W Country Club Blvd., Durant; and 2 p.m., First Baptist Church West, 7302 NW Cache Road in Lawton.

— Classes on Friday will be at 6:30 p.m. at Poteau, Patrick Lynch Public Library, 206 S McKenna Ave. in Poteau.

In addition to the flood recovery training, the convention has set up kitchens and feeding operations at First Baptist Church West in Lawton and at the Union Baptist Association Office in Norman. The convention's Mobile Incident Command Center also has been situated at First Baptist Church in Norman.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, go to

www.okdisasterhelp.org.

(Photo caption: A Baptist mud-out volunteer pours a bucketful of debris into a wheel barrel to be hauled off. Photo by David Crowell)


Posted by Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

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