'You're Storing up Treasures in Heaven': Florence Victims so Grateful for Operation Blessing's Aid
- [Narrator] After routingaround closed highways
and making it through flooded streets,
the Operation Blessingteam set up to serve meals
to families in need inLumberton, North Carolina.
- Oh y'all are a blessing.
- There's not enoughthank yous to go around.
It's like speechless.
Especially when we got children.
- [Narrator] This is one of the areas
hardest hit by Hurricane Florence.
Pastor Mike Bowen is doing his best
to help his congregation.
- Our town is in dire straits right now
and drastic needs, butthis time it hit land
and then slowed downand kept dropping rain
for over 48 hours for our town.
- [Narrator] Step oneis getting people water
and getting them fed.
- It was a really, really a blessing
that y'all came in andyou helped us a lot.
- So we're serving hot meals back here.
Over here we have palletsof water stacked up
ready to give to people.
We have an entire truckloadof food to help people
and pretty soon we'rereally going to help them
start the clean up process.
We've got a trailer filled with demolition
and clean up equipment.
We're taking people's names,getting their requests
and pretty soon we're really going
to help them get back on their feet.
- [Narrator] In the weeks ahead,
once the flood waters subside,
Operation Blessing willbe saving people's homes.
Right now, people are justgrateful for a hot meal.
- It's a blessing, really, you know.
I just want to thank them so much,
because without them whoknows what we would be doing
and where we would get it from.
- Have a good day.- Pastor Bowen said he
deeply appreciates thosewho support the work
of Operation Blessingfor helping the community
and the members of thechurch in Lumberton.
- I want to say thank you all again
for giving to our church.
The Bible says you're storing up treasure
in heaven by doing this.
Thank y'all.- Move this way.
Okay, let's go.