Texas Baptist Men headed to East Coast for hurricane relief

A group of North Texas relief workers will join rescue teams on the East Coast.

The Texas Baptist Men volunteers are leaving for North Carolina Tuesday morning to help the victims of Hurricane Florence. They’re taking a 53-foot tractor trailer filled with building supplies, food and water.

They’ll feed survivors and volunteers. And once the flood waters recede, they’ll work with homeowners who are clearing debris.

But because of the flooding in South Texas, the volunteers aren’t taking all of their equipment. Some of it will be sent to Rockport, Texas where victims of Hurricane Harvey are now dealing with floodwaters.

About 30 volunteers will be in North Carolina by the end of the week. Up to 100 could end up there over the next few months.