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Volunteers help those in need in the area

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Warm showers are available to those in need, set up in a trailer at the First Baptist Church, 608 DeLisle Ave. in Portageville. The shower operation, as well as a chain saw unit, are being facilitated by the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team. Josh Mills, Staff
PORTAGEVILLE -- Serving Christ in crisis.

That's the mission of one organization that has teamed up with others in Portageville to help those affected by last week's winter storms.

Pitching in to provide services for those in need are members of the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Organization.

"These are all Christians and members of different Baptist churches through Missouri and other states that come and help during disaster situations like this," said Mel Callahan, who is in charge of the operation's chain saw unit. "It's a service-based ministry. Jesus said 'I have come to serve and not to be served,' and that's what we're here for."

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