VIDEO: Hundreds of volunteers from across the country are in South Louisiana easing some of the burdens from Hurricane Ida.
Many of these volunteers are feeding neighborhoods, but now, one group is dealing with a disaster of their own.
Over the last several days, Celebration Church in Terrytown has housed a group of volunteers from Oak Park Church in Mobile, Alabama. The group brought their mobile kitchen and other supplies to make sure those in the neighborhood had a hot meal and a cold drink. Wednesday night, a major fire totaled the church group’s kitchen and halted all relief efforts.
Cell phone video showed how aggressive the fire was and the moments when propane tanks began exploding.
Oak Park Church Executive Pastor Shane Jones said, “It is heartbreaking, but there are people a lot worse off than we are. We can replace this.”