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As Hurricane Gustav came ashore early Monday morning, September 1, and started making its way across Louisiana, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers were already busy preparing meals for evacuees and standing by to move into storm ravaged areas.
In Louisiana, volunteers were preparing meals near an evacuation center in Shreveport. Baptists were also preparing meals at five evacuation sites in Texas, and units were active at evacuee sites in Louisville, Kentucky, Kingsport, Tennessee, and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
"We prepared two thousand meals for lunch today and another two thousand dinners," said Coy Webb, disaster relief associate for the Kentucky Baptist Association. "They told us to expect some additional evacuees as the week continues."
Evacuees were sheltered...