In the early hours of the morning today, my navy buddy and I headed out to the Houston Food Bank about 10 minutes north of Minute Maid Park to load up on much needed food, toiletries, and water. We were impressed to find the Food Bank in full operation despite dependence on a sole generator. Fork lift operators were cruising and in no time we had our trailers loaded to the gills. I've captured a few pictures of the process and by the time we got back to the relief center in Bacliff lines were forming. It took us more time to load the trailers than to pass out the goods.
I'm very pleased to report that we've landed a few more volunteers from our church to muster a much larger convoy at 6:30am tomorrow and get as much supplies as possible from the wonderful Houston Food Bank personnel. The Food Bank is an impressive operation with 8 truck bays continuously distributing supplies to registered relief organizations around Houston.
Today went very smoothly I hope I can say the same for tomorrow as I expect the lines will be even longer in the morning. After drop off at the Lighthouse relief operation I will be doing some first responder work further into San Leon. An additional 30 to 50 volunteers have come forward and our little operation has greatly expanded through the Church network.
I know this is irrelevant to many caught up in the election cycle and the crazy news from Wall street, but the hardest part of hurricane Ike lies ahead of us and your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
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