'We Have a Home...and God Is Good': Operation Blessing Takes Food Straight to Victims' Homes in Florida
- We just declare right now Father,
that through our handsand through our work
that people are gonna be able to meet you
and they're gonna be able to understand
just how amazing you are.
- [Andrew] OperationBlessing is responding
to the challenge of helpingHurricane Michael victims
in Panama City Beach
where one of the worsthurricanes in recorded history
struck the Florida panhandle.
- For the last three days
we have waited for peopleto come and cut down trees
so we could even go into town to get gas
and water and supplies.
Our carport's gone, our porch is gone,
but you know what, we have a home left
and God is good and we have been blessed.
And we're gonna go home and eat this hot
for the first time in three days.
But I've never seen anything like it
and I was raised here all my life.
Just excited thateverybody's come together
and worked so hard
and somebody that I don'teven know is helping.
- [Andrew] By partneringwith Lighthouse Church
Operation Blessing is able to bring relief
to people who a week ago, never expected
to be in this position.
The need is so great in Panama City Beach
and the surrounding areas thatOperation Blessing discovered
many people did not have transportation
to get to a food distribution at a church.
So Operation Blessingtook the food to them.
- Would you guys like a hot meal?
- You don't have any transportation except
for maybe four days outor something like that.
We can't get any.
It's a relief and a blessing.
- [Andrew] Folks in this apartment complex
are still without electricityand running water.
So Operation Blessing isdoing whatever it takes
to get them relief.
- The needs gonna be for a long time
'cause I've traveled and seen some of the
through the areas here,
and it's that way, no matter where you go.
If you look at the Bible,
it's broke down into two parts.
Relationships and love.
That's all there is.
- And every day, newrelationships are formed
when volunteers compelled by love
come out to put faith into action.
- It just breaks my heart to see people
that are without.
I'm a nurse so I loveto take care of people
and so whatever I cando, people are so happy
to see you and they'reso happy to have a meal
and know that someone cares.
And even a God bless you tothem, it makes their day.