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A North Mississippi disaster relief ministry is making plans for a trip to the Louisiana coast to help those affected by Hurricane Barry.



A north mississippi disaster relief ministry is making plans for a trip to the louisiana coast to help those affected by hurricane barry.

Allie martin has more... as maintenance manager for eight days of hope, john tidwell has spent the past few days making sure trailers are stocked and ready.

"we have been loading them u with dehumidifiers, fans, took rapid response trailer, got it loaded with chainsaws , and shirts, everything you would need when you go into an event."

This event is the aftermath of hurricane barry.

Eight days of hope will send teams into areas hardest hit .

Much of the work will involve tearing out drywall and insulation from flooded homes, moving trash and debris to the curb, and doing whatever else needs to be done.

"right now we're partnerin with a church, our savior's church, out of lafayette, and we're kind of letting them take the lead as far as what town we will end up in, we really talked about new orleans, baton rouge and a lot of smaller town in between that so a lot of it is, where the major need is."

Standup bridge eight days of hope recently moved into its national headquarters in pontotoc county.

The new, 60 thousand square foot warehouse makes it easier for the ministry to help and serve those whose lives have been turned upside down by natural disasters.

"we're able to g in and be the hands and feet of jesus, and as we're working on their houses, one of the things we really want to do is have relationships with families, we are able to go in and ask questions, where they are in life, it always comes to that point, they ask, why are you here and that's the opportunity to share that, we're here because jesus loved us first and we want to go out and serve people, we want to share that same love to the people in this world.

" eight days of hope crews are ready to move in once the waters recede.

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