The Flint Baptist Church is heading out on Sunday to go help those effected in the Austin area.
The flooding has caused major damage to communities across Texas. Rivers are overflowing and taking over neighborhoods. The Austin area has recently been hit by the floods. With rain still on the way this week, the water levels are expected to keep rising.
Volunteering their time to go help, Flint Baptist Church will be cooking food all day to feed displaced families two meals a day.
“We are setting up a kitchen at Pflugerville First Baptist Church and we will be feeding flood victims,” team leader Ralph Britt, from Bullard, said.
Flint Baptist Church has partnered with the American Red Cross on this volunteer trip.
Volunteers from the church will cook the food and members of the Red Cross will deliver it.
“Every meal is well balanced,” Britt said. The Red Cross makes sure that we do that. it’ll be an entree, a couple of vegetables, a dessert, and a drink, and bread.”
Britt said it’s important to help anyone you can.
“We are to take care of our brothers and sisters. These people, in a lot of cases, lost everything.”
Britt has been volunteering full time since 1997. He’s been to seven states for disaster relief.
“Every disaster is different,” Britt said. “There’s no two that’s alike.”
Britt has been helping those affected by the floods for a long time.
He said it’s hard to understand what they’re going through.
“The only thing they have left is what they’re wearing sometimes,” Britt said. “They’re pain and suffering is tremendous at that time. We are just trying to help aid and assist in their suffering.”
Britt said after what these people have gone through, the least they deserve is a good, home cooked meal.
“A typical meal is steak, hamburger steak, pot roast, lasagna, chicken and dumplings, beans and rice with sausage, just the typical meal you’d eat at home.”
They will be lodging at First Baptist Church Pflugerville until their relief mission is finished.