MADISON, Ala. – Recovery efforts continue in Louisiana, in the wake of what flooding the federal government has declared as a major disaster — leaving at least 11 people dead. Here at home, a church in Madison has sent trucks and a trailer full of supplies to help those who need it most.
“Ever since we got the call talking about the flooding down in Baton Rouge, we immediately Sunday morning started raising awareness for it,” said Andre St. Pierre, a member of Building Church.
Cleaning supplies, food and clothing — all packed in a U-Haul for the seven-hour drive to the community that was once so giving to them.
“We moved from Baton Rouge,” said church pastor David Pursifull. “Our home church is there and three of our four campuses are actually flooded.”
The supplies will be unloaded at two locations, including their home church.
“People are just so generous, just generous. It’s just amazing to see,” said Pursifull. “Yesterday we were at Walmart and a guy just came up and said ‘Is this going to Baton Rouge?’ and he just handed us some cash.”
Volunteers from Building Church hope they can bring some brighter days to the Baton Rouge community.
“We may not could do a whole lot, but we can put our hand on their shoulder and tell them we love them and there’s hope for the future,” said Pursifull.
Building Church says none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the generous donations from the community.