a large team feeds over 5,000 on our second trip
We sent close to 30 people back to Blountstown, Fl to feed for the weekend. As the team approached they saw the power crews working around the clock. Riveria Utilities from our area were working to restore power to Blountstown. They had made great strides. Some areas were getting power by the end of the weekend. Some areas are still weeks out. Our teams fed the community as well as many serving the needs of the community. We have served around 10,000 meals since our first trip. The feeding in the Blountstown area is coming to an end. We have been asked to go further south closer to where Hurricane Michael landed. This coming weekend we will focus on feeding from Volunteer Fire Department in the rural area between Blountstown and Wewahitchka. We can't thank you enough for your prayers and support. We are committed to continue feeding each weekend as long as we are needed and have the resources necessary.
Our first of many trips
We were not Prepared for the intensity of devastation we witnessed
Thanks to your support our team gathered Thursday evening October 11th to prepare for our first trip to the area devastated by Hurricane Michael. Our volunteers made sandwiches, packaged food, packed trailers with supplies, and gathered for prayer for those impacted. Our initial team of 18 met early Friday morning headed to Blountstown, Florida to feed hot meals to the community. Our team has been to many disaster sites beginning this ministry in the aftermath of Katrina. As they traveled to the area, they were stunned by the level of devastation. The team was forty miles off the coast from where the eye came ashore. That far from the coast the storm decimated the community. Our team navigated roads that were covered with trees, and power lines. The vast majority of trees were on the ground or on houses. The power grid was wiped out. The people are facing weeks, possibly over a month without power. Many had weathered the storm in their homes thinking it would be a small hurricane. They feared for their lives as powerful Hurricane Michael brought winds in excess of 140 miles per hour. Our team was led to Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown. There we set up and begin our feeding ministry. The need was and is enormous. We went to work delivering sandwiches immediately. We delivered over 700 sandwiches in less than two hours. We began feeding hot meals like: Chicken and Rice, Spaghetti, & Red Beans and Rice. We had delivered the meals to hundreds of hungry, hurting people throughout the region. The meals were delivered with love and often a prayer with the family. Our team grew to 23 people who worked around the clock to prepare 4,500. meals by Sunday afternoon. We couldn't have done it without your involvement. We are grateful for every gift, prayer, and volunteer. When our teams left Sunday afternoon the need for meals was growing. We were being asked when we would be back. We told them every weekend until our resources run out. We are asking for your continued support so we can keep feeding those impacted. Our greatest need is financial gifts to purchase the food, supplies and gas to get our teams there to feed. The communities are getting the essential supplies delivered. There greatest need is hot meals and workers to help tarp houses and clean up debris. With your prayers and support we will do our best to keep bringing hot meals. You can use the link below to donate funds. If you want to go on one of the weekend trips fill out the volunteer form.