The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana was pleased to donate two crew cab trucks to the Early Response Team of the Louisiana Conference, to assist in the rebuild after the August flooding in Louisiana.
“Words are not enough to express the thanks we have for the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana and one of their many expressions of support for the mission of the Louisiana Conference Disaster Response ministry,” said Rev. Bob Deich, Coordinator of Early Response Teams for the Louisiana Conference.
Reverend Deich, aka “The Disaster Pastor” explained that one of the crew cab trucks will be used by the Construction Superintendent during the flood recovery and rebuild, and the second one donated by the Foundation is being used to haul trailers of supplies where needed.
The trucks will be used to assist other areas in our region as well. Deich added that he is using the second truck himself and recently hauled a trailer full of cots, diapers and other relief supplies to North Carolina, a ten hour drive, to help with early response aid to those impacted byHurricane Matthew. “It pulls like a dream,” he said, “even in the rain.”
The trucks used previously were not built for transporting the heavy loads of supplies that are needed for disaster relief, and the donated truck is helping the disaster team do its job more efficiently.