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Operation Blessing Mobilizes in Florida Ahead of Matthew's Wrath

10-06-2016
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Hurricane Matthew is picking up speed as it heads towards Florida, recently upgraded to a Category 4 with winds of 140 mph.

For the latest track/forecast of Hurricane Matthew, visit the National Hurricane Center.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says resident's need to be prepared for a direct hit and "massive destruction."

CBN's Operation Blessing is pre-positioning teams in both Columbia, South Carolina, and Ocala, Florida, and will reach out to area pastors in the path of the storm.

"Usually right after a storm there's no power and then that means there's no restaurants, there's no food, sometimes even clean water is hard to get. Those are the immediate needs that we focus on is that emergency food through our mobile kitchens. We have a full-time food manager and production chef so we're able to put out at least 2,000 meals a day," Jody Gettys, VP of Operation Blessing U.S. Disaster Relief, said.

Those hot meals are not only for residents but also for the first responders doing search and rescue and saving lives.

Operation Blessing is also standing by with heavy equipment to move debris out when the storm moves on. But most importantly they're ready to pray and love on victims.

"The biggest priority is their heart and their soul and we're there to comfort them and share the love of Jesus in real practical ways," Gettys said.

Operation Blessing is looking for volunteers to come out and help with the clean-up after Hurricane Matthew passes through. For more information go to Operation Blessing's website.

 

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