STONECREST, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — A local church had a lot of hands on deck helping Texas and Mississippi communities recover from the storms that knocked out power for weeks.

For the last two weeks, volunteers at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church loaded boxes of bottled water, diapers, Powerade and cleaning supplies into large trucks. They sent four trucks to Texas, and on March 10, 2021, they loaded one last truck before it headed to Jackson, Mississippi.

Thousands of people in those states went several weeks with no running water. New Birth partnered with other churches and agencies to get about $120,000 worth of goods to those in need. “It is a blessing that we’re able to bless other people in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant. “It comes pretty easy when you have a group of volunteers that are here six days a week faithfully serving to make the mission happen,” said Kerrie Pabon, director of The King’s Table.

Organizers say they couldn’t have done it without partners like World Vision. Bryant says it’s not about having an audience, but an army of people committed to changing and impacting lives.