Somebody Cares International Brings God’s Heart to People Devastated by Hurricane Laura, Sally

Somebody Cares volunteers serve meals in Sulfur, Louisiana. (Somebody Cares International/Doug Stringer)

While Somebody Cares International is still providing emergency response to people pummeled by Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Sally is hitting the same coastal region of Louisiana and Florida. Cellphones and computers are abuzz, connecting the staff and volunteers of the Houston, Texas-based nonprofit with local churches and organizations that are ready to help.

There’s no time to waste. People are in distress.

“It’s the heart of God,” said Doug Stringer, founder of Somebody Cares, which has grown into its international reach. “When you’re able to go and be the heart of Jesus, it touches the hearts of people to receive the Gospel message. Instead of seeing divisiveness, you see everyone working as neighbors, and you see the church of America engaged. That’s the real church in America.”

In Sulfur, Louisiana, for example, the parking lot at Celebration Worship Center has been turned into a drive-thru restaurant of sorts. A cross-section of people from Somebody Cares, local churches and the community are preparing and handing out meals for the seemingly endless line of cars moving through. By Tuesday night, 18,500 hot meals had been served.

Volunteers offer to pray with people as worship music broadcasts over speakers, setting the tone.

It’s a physical, emotional and spiritual outreach.

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SOURCE: Charisma News, Janenne Pung