More Kentucky Baptists heading to hurricane-ravaged South

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Another team of Kentucky Baptists will be deployed for hurricane relief this weekend with a mobile laundromat that will provide victims and cleanup crews a means to wash their clothing.

The latest team will leave Sunday for Florida.

Cleaning up from the flooding caused by hurricanes is muddy work, and laundry crews that respond to storm-ravaged communities play an important role in the work.

Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers who have responded so far are doing an assortment of chores, including sawing and removing fallen trees and shoveling mud out of homes. Behind the scenes, they’re also manning mobile kitchens capable of feeding thousands of people, and providing mobile showers where people can wash away the muck.

Most of the Kentucky Baptists relief workers have been directed to the hardest hit areas of Texas.

“It’s important to note that we serve at invitation of the affected state in out-of-state responses,” said Kentucky Disaster Relief Director Coy Webb. “This enables us to respond at the right time in the right way.”

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