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Preparation For Our Trip To The Distribution Center In Louisiana

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit, we were given a great opportunity.  We were called by The Famous Mineral Water Company in Mineral Wells, Texas. They wanted to donate water for the victims. This was special water because the water contained the love and prayers from the community of Mineral Wells, TX. The children of Houston Elementary School purchased the bottles with their saved up quarters, the Zonta Club hand bottled the water, the Famous Mineral Water Company donated the use of the facility and the water, the Mineral Wells Office Supply donated the labels, the area grocery stores provided the packing boxes and Compassion for Life delivered and unloaded the water in Destrehan, LA at The Covenant Compassion  Distribution Center to be passed out to the victims.





(left) Bill Arnesen, of The Famous Water Company (right) Paul Testa, co-founder of Compassion for Life.

Compassion for Life/Disaster Relief Servants and The Famous Water Co. Loading up the water for the trip.

Volunteer, Al Byler (left) with Barbara Testa, co-founder of Compassion for Life at Covenant Compassion Center distribution center.

We made it to our destination..."Covenant Compassion Center", the distribution center set up on the grounds of Jesse Duplantis Ministries in Destrehan, LA. The distribution center was set up to aid the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Blue tarps dress roof tops and debris lines the roads of the homeowners that are fortunate enough to have a home left.

These are some pictures of Katrina's destruction in Louisiana. The photos do not tell an accurate story of the roofs ripped off, debris thrown everywhere, homes and buildings demolished and people's lives changed and impacted forever.

The hurricanes snapped off entire trees as if they were toothpicks.

Heavy equipment is seen everywhere as they clean up roads, remove uprooted trees and haul off tons of debris.

These are all the photos that we have for now. We did not get pictures of all the wildfires that destroyed so much in their paths in the South. We did, however, offer to help with the clean up efforts of some of the victims that lost so much to the fires. We were also able to help with a fundraiser that helped the victims that had no insurance. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to help the helpless and bring hope to the hopeless.

The hurricanes peeled roofs off like they were sardine can lids.