Mennonite Disaster Service assists recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle

The trailer that the meals are prepared in for the Mennonite Disaster Service. (Source: WTVY)
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MARIANNA, Fla. (WTVY) -- The Florida panhandle is getting Hurricane Michael recovery help from some very distant neighbors.

Volunteers from over 1,000 to 1,500 miles away are spending two weeks at a time in Rivertown Community Church as they assist people that need repairs or any other kind of need in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Volunteers staying at the church live in rooms with bunk beds and have access to a specially-designed bathroom complete even with shower stalls. Their meals are cooked in a trailer located in a warehouse connected to the church.

The Disaster Service uses these volunteer opportunities as a chance to show their Christian beliefs through serving their neighbors in times of need -- regardless of distance.

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