Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry sending more supplies to Louisiana

OWASSO, Okla. — Nine members of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry are heading to Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

They’re leaving from First Baptist Church Owasso and will set up in Bayou Vista, Louisiana, one of the hardest hit cities.

The organization says they’re the second largest in America after the Red Cross.

Currently, more than 40 trained volunteers are in Louisiana providing food and help for those in need.

The group leaving from Owasso Friday, will be riding in a 12-passenger van pulling a trailer filled with supplies for families along the Gulf Coast.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief says they’re preparing 10,000 meals a day.

The organization says they’ll be sending volunteers to Louisiana weekly, to relieve crews that are working in the hardest hit areas.