God’s Pit Crew continues aiding victims of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

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(WFXR) – It’s been more than a week since Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and life is still very rough for residents in parts of Louisiana. But with all of the sadness, there are rays of hope.

Danville-based God’s Pit Crew is on-scene with boots on the ground near Houma in southern Louisiana.

The non-profit organization sent 15 semi-truckloads of food, water and other supplies to people who were desperately in need.

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, they fed more than 1,000 people with a hot meal. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, that number climbed to an additional 1,200.

“Just to give them a hot meal or a case of water when you don’t have anything to drink…it’s been a beautiful thing to see God’s people coming together to reach these folks.”

Chris Chiles, God’s Pit Crew Immediate Disaster Response Coordinator

They estimate about 90 percent of the homes in Houma suffered roof damage.

Chiles says God’s Pit Crew always is in need of volunteers to help work in disaster areas.

The organization also needs financial support to help pay to get supplies to where they are most needed.

Click here for information on how you can help.

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