Crossover Ministries Volunteer Groups

Many groups will be helping out this weekend in Enterprise.

News 4 spent the day with a group from Opp. We found out that volunteering isn't only helping tornado victims, it's also helping volunteers.

Picking up debris and shoveling dirt is a lot different than the life Charles Barnes was used to behind bars.

He was in jail the last two years on meth charges until he recently got out and joined Crossover Ministries.

Now, he's turned his life around and he's helping others. Barnes says it's a blessing to help.

Crossover Ministries is just one of the many volunteer groups helping tornado victims get back to normal.

Crossover is a rehabilitation center in Opp for alcohol and drug offenders.

Led by Gerald Hartley, a recovering alcoholic, they take opportunities like this devastating tornado to help others.

Hartley says it's humbling to be able to help.

Francis Nichols was in her bathroom when the tornado spun over her house. Her home is still standing, but her outside shed was flattened.

Now, Crossover is lending a helping hand.

Nichols says she couldn't have done it without the help of the volunteers.

She was so grateful for the help, she gave the volunteers couches for their rehab center,

If you are interested in volunteering this weekend, call the Lutheran Disaster Response Center at 334-347-1011 or 334-347-1014.

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