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Operation Blessing deploys Disaster Relief Team to flooding victims in Louisiana

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 20:58:00-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Operation Blessing deployed their Disaster Relief Team to help flooding victims in Louisiana.

Their goal is to assist residents with cleanup from catastrophic flooding that has already left over 2,700 homes underwater, over 20,000 rescued, and killed at least six people.

The federal government has declared a major disaster in Louisiana and the area is still under a state of emergency.

Operation Blessing’s disaster relief equipment includes a construction trailer loaded with tools, a box truck full of volunteer equipment and supplies, a mobile kitchen capable of serving 2,000 hot meals each day, and a shower trailer for volunteers.

The team will be partnering up with Healing Place Church, which has campuses in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.

Operation Blessing is looking for volunteers for help with flood cleanup as well.

They will begin coordinating volunteer cleanup efforts later this week.

For more information on volunteer housing please contact National Volunteer Manager, Kerry Dodson by calling 757-226-3407 or via email at volunteer@OB.org.