Twenty men. Two trucks and two trailers, packed full of supplies.
A group of men from Fellowship Bible Church set out on May 5th to aid the people affected by the devastating tornadoes in Ohatchee, Alabama. What started as simple desire to help turned into a community wide effort, as people from beyond FBC heard about the relief trip and donated diapers, towels, undergarments, toiletries, and even three brand new chain saws. The men took their tools and the donated supplies and ended up at First Baptist Church of Williams near Jacksonville Alabama, where the relief work for that area is headquartered. For the next two days, they worked at home sites cleaning up debris and removing fallen trees. Some homes were undamaged, some homes were partially damaged, and some homes were reduced to only foundations. The men helped in whatever way they could as the people of Ohatchee attempted to put their homes back together. The group from FBC came home tired, sunburned, and motivated to return again in the coming weeks.
Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and to the men who gave of their time and resources to help the people in Ohatchee. Thank you, especially, to Justin Pifer and Tim Essig for planning the details of this trip. It was a privilege to help those in need—thank you for making it possible!
To view the story featured on WLTX about this trip, follow this link.