Charity Group Feeds Tenn. Flood Victims

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Thousands of Nashville, Tenn. residents are returning to their homes to find their belongings destroyed by the area's flooding.

The city's mayor says the damage to the city could easily surpass $1 billion.

Meanwhile, Operation Blessing International is in Tennessee providing aid to the area's flood victims. A mobile kitchen arrived Thursday morning to serve over 40,000 pounds of food to residents in Nashville.

Survivors of the historic flood that swept across Tennessee this past weekend finally began to feel some relief Wednesday. The first Operation Blessing truck arrived loaded down with 40,000 pounds of food for hungry flood survivors. Operation Blessing has provided bottled water, pasta, and meals ready to eat, or MREs, to thousands of families in the Nashville area.

Members of Living to Go Church in Goodlettsville, Tenn. have teamed up with Operation Blessing to distribute food.

"We all lost everything we had," flood survivor Laura Otero said. "We are sleeping on what we can. I'm very grateful to have someone bring me water so I can give it to my children. It's very important because I know on a hot day like this they can get dehydrated very easily."

Tonya Rosales and her family were also in desperate need of the help the aid organization was offering. The Rosales family woke up to a house full of water, realizing they had lost everything they owned.

"Like my grandmother said, Christ will supply your needs according to your riches and glory. And within 10 minutes you guys came," Rosales said. "All I can say is God is so good, so merciful and so gracious."

Operation Blessing will continue serving meals throughout the rest of the week. Staff and volunteers have already committed to an additional three weeks of clean up.

To help with Operation Blessing's relief efforts in Nashville click here.  

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