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Kentucky Volunteers Arrive Home After Serving For Three Weeks In Hurricane Relief Efforts

Posted at 11:20 PM, Oct 07, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A large group of volunteers from the Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief just came back after serving in North Carolina during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

The group of 200 came back late last night after three weeks of helping out.

The 200 volunteers arrived here in the Blue Grass late last night after three weeks away from home.

During their time there, they cooked almost than 87,000 meals. They even managed to rescue a woman who was trapped in her house after several trees blocked her in.

The feeding coordinator Karen Smith tells us what the experience meant to her.

“But it’s so rewarding to know that god has given me the strength to be able to travel all the way wherever calls me to tell somebody else that he loves them in a way not verbally but just because we hand them a hot meal,” said Smith.

With Tropical Storm Michael on the way, Smith says the group wilL be ready if they are needed there for natural disaster relief.