The link is to a blog written by Steve Bass, executive director of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. A disaster relief team from Arizona came to Louisiana following Hurricane Gustav, and then, before heading back home to the west, made a stop in Livingston, Texas at a shelter, serving upwards of 5,000 meals a day to storm victims. At last count, there were disaster relief units from 15 different states under the Southern Baptist disaster relief banner operating in Texas, including the feeding units, chainsaw units, mud-cleaning units and many of them equipped with shower trailers and laundry units.
Some of those units, all manned by volunteers, are headed home now that the immediate needs of people are being met in other ways. We thank them for coming. Get some needed rest, knowing that, at some point down the road, you will be called upon to help again. And it was good to have some folks from my home state of Arizona here helping out.