Volunteers Helping Hurricane Victims In Texas

Volunteers Helping Hurricane Victims In Texas Click to Enlarge Photo: Jim Kruse

Sep 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Volunteers from a church in Sartell are in Texas helping people recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Jim Kruse with Park Fellowship Church drove a 30-foot trailer equipped with four shower stalls and a pair of washers and dryers from St. Cloud to flood ravaged Houston.

"There's really nothing even salvageable the water level was so high in places. I know a lot of the water was extremely toxic and that's just permeated all of this debris that's laying out."

The trailer is for residents who don't have access to a shower or laundry.

Volunteers from across the country in Texas also use the trailer to wash their clothes and cleanup after helping remove debris.

Kruse says low lying parts of the city near streams or reservoirs have been devastated, but other parts of Houston look normal.

"You can see people with sometimes five or six feet of water in their house and a block away someone was out mowing their lawn."

Jim, his wife Flo, and friend Vicki Ferkinhoff are part of a group of disaster volunteers that are trained to respond to emergencies when called.

The group will be moving their mobile shower trailer to Katy, Texas on Wednesday.

They will be in Texas for a couple of weeks.

To donate to the church group click here.

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