Southern Baptists Join Red Cross To Provide Hot Meals after Disaster

Texas Gulf Coast American Red Cross

by Carl Manning, American Red Cross

Spanish translation located at the bottom of this post.

To watch the ladies in the yellow T-shirts rush around the makeshift kitchen under the canvas canopy, is like watching poetry in motion as separate parts join to form hot meals for those recovering from the flooding in Houston, Texas.

Glynda Smith of Jackson, Texas stirs a large vat of black eyed peas in the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief kitchen tent in Houston, Texas. The group is cooking hot meals that are delivered by the Red Cross to those recovering from recent flooding. (Photo by Carl Manning/American Red Cross) Glynda Smith of Jackson, Texas stirs a large vat of black eyed peas in the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief kitchen tent in Houston, Texas. The group is cooking hot meals that are delivered by the Red Cross to those recovering from recent flooding. (Photo by Carl Manning/American Red Cross)

They’re  part of the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team working with Red Cross volunteers to provide two hot meals a day for some 2,500 people in the area being served.

Setting up field kitchens is something the Southern Baptists have been doing for about 60 years and…

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