With the help of donations from Puckett Rental of Richland, Prassel Lumber of Ridgeland, Richard Womack of Richard Womack Construction, Magee, Jeff Jennings of NAPA, John Diehl of Farmers’ Depot, and Marcus Floyd of Pop’s Discount Store of Mendenhall, and members of New Home Baptist Church in the Martinville Community of Mendenhall, our neighbors in South Louisiana were assisted in a small way. Though organized only in a matter of a few days in the after math of hurricane Ida, pallets of water and tarps and gasoline were collected and delivered to a central distribution point in Bay St. Louis. The original plan was to head as far South as possible in the direction of Fourchon, LA. Knowing the region well, a couple of members of the New Home Baptist Church knew there would be extensive devastation. The logistics of getting to the storm-stricken area became the greatest hurdle. The clearing of debris and sand covered roads continued as disaster responders slowly progressed to the areas of destruction. As the few preparatory days past it became apparent that the most logical and efficient approach would be to assist and contribute to pre-existing local efforts by delivering items to an established distribution point in the area. Through the efforts and connections of New Home Baptist Church pastor, Dr. Cary Kimbrell of Laurel, Pastor Don Elbourne Jr. of Lakeshore Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis was contacted. With experience in such aid efforts and having contacts in the area, Pastor Elbourne and his church family became the logical staging point for delivery of the donations being transported. Though New Home Baptist Church is small and only a handful of generous merchants felt moved to contribute, we are reminded of how our LORD fed thousands with only five loaves and two fish. We encourage other churches to follow and assist in our neighbors’ in such time of need.