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'You're Storing up Treasures in Heaven': Florence Victims so Grateful for Operation Blessing's Aid

'You're Storing up Treasures in Heaven': Florence Victims so Grateful for Operation Blessing's Aid Read Transcript


- [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.

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