Hurricane Ida relief supplies arrive at local church, volunteers needed

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Help continues to pour in after Hurricane Ida.

Pastor Chad Dinkel and his team were up bright and early to unload and an 18-wheeler at Purpose Church on Wednesday morning.

That 18-wheeler is full of supplies intended to go “to areas most affected by Hurricane Ida.” Pastor Dinkel said the work is definitely tiresome but the need is greater.

“I feel like it’s up to the communities that weren’t so hit, that weren’t so affected, to come and just bring the relief, bring the help,” said Pastor Dinkel.

Purpose Church partnered with Premier South Roofing, Vertical Construction, World Vision, Lakewood Church, and Hope City Church out of Texas to make this relief project possible.

Reed Slattery is the National Director for World Vision, a nonprofit disaster relief organization. He said they work from seven different distribution centers that focus on getting relief supplies out during domestic disasters.

“I think right now you put yourself in the shoes of the folks that went through this storm, and so I just have so much to be grateful for right now so the least I can do is come and give back,” said Slattery.

Pastor Dinkel said now that the truck has been unloaded, the real work has just started, he is asking for more volunteers.

If you would like to help, visit Purpose Church.

Purpose Church is located at 9530 Interline Ave.

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