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Ky. Organization To Help Bring Clean Water To Georgia After Hurricane

Posted at 5:42 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 05:42:57-04

(LEX 18)– Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida panhandle as well as surrounding states, such as Georgia, leaving thousands trying to figure out their next steps.

Relief is pouring in from across the country and even some from Kentucky.

More than 60 volunteers from Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief are headed to Blakely, Georgia, Monday morning to help with a necessity…water.

Clean water is low in this part of Georgia, so the Kentucky volunteers are bringing three 100 gallon tubs so they can treat the water.

With thousands still without power in Georgia, help from volunteers with the basics can go a long way.

One woman from the Kentucky team is what some might call a veteran volunteer.

She’s been to 70 hurricane relief missions and isn’t planning on stopping any time soon

“You may think you are going somewhere to bless someone but you always come home with a bigger blessing than you have ever attempted to give,” said Karen Smith.

Volunteers like Karen and her team have been pouring in to Georgia and surrounding states since early last week, helping people get back on their feet for what might be a long road ahead.