Saturday, September 27, 2008

Disaster Relief

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Teams from Oregon/Washington, and Dallas,Tx, and Lindale, Tx met to work with Red Cross workers from many states at Weatgate Baptist Church.

We began the day at 6 AM with prayer.

Truck loads of equipment are unloaded.
Volunteers from many states gather to unload cans and boxes of supplies

and prepare meals using 50 gallon pots.

Pots and Pans and Dish Duty, Oh My!
Meals are loaded onto Red Cross ERVs (Emergency Response Vehicles) and taken to ten Beaumont locations. Over 7,000 meals were served each day with the numbers dwindling as homes gained electricity.

In the times of distress people look for joy as seen on this sign posted on the door of the church where we assembled the feeding units. It reads:
Why Christmas and Hurricane Seasons are alike.
1. Houses are decorated (boarded up windows)
2. regular TV shows are pre-empted for "specials"
3. You have days off from work
4. At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house.
We all can use a good laugh and a helping hand. What a joy it's been to work with these dedicated people and to get to know so many of them.


LKHarris-Kolp said...

They are lucky to have you working with them. What a great way to get involved- very rewarding, I'm sure.
I wish I could've helped, but with three kiddos to tend to that were out of school, I was pretty busy!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

God bless you and all the rest. I am preparing to have friends from Bridge City over that lost everything. I know they could use a hot meal and streach out in a real home instead of those little travel trailers they are in.

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