TBM to serve in Midwest

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Texas Baptist Men is sending two feeding units and a shower unit to serve in the wake of devastating flooding in Iowa.

The TBM state and Top of’ Texas feeding units and the shower unit out of La Mesa will left this weekend to begin serving 40,000 meals a day in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Widespread flooding is affecting much of Iowa, where the governor has declared 99 counties disaster areas. About 400 city blocks are flooded in Cedar Rapids alone. Cedar Rapids residents began evacuating the city Thursday.

TBM teams are to begin preparing meals Tuesday at noon. Gary Smith, TBM disaster relief volunteer coordinator, said the men’s ministry group simply is trying to help people in need.

“Iowa is in dire need of Texas help, and we’re glad we can provide it,” he said. “We know if it were the other way around, they’d do the same.”

To financially support TBM, visit www.texasbaptistmen.org or send a check designated “Disaster Relief” to 5351 Catron, Dallas 75227.

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