VINCENNES, IND. (WTHI) - While the remnants of Hurricane Isaac make their way toward the Wabash Valley, dozens of people are gearing up to head to the Gulf Coast to provide some disaster relief.
In Knox County a pair of organizations are accepting donations and preparing volunteers to head into the hardest hit hurricane communities.
Both groups are driven by faith to help those battered by the storm.
It was déjà vu for residents in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Seven years to the day after Katrina tore the gulf apart, Isaac slammed ashore and left them with flooding and a lot of cleaning up to do.
At Vincennes University the Campus Christian Fellowship's Helping His Hands organization is taking in water and stocking up on food and cleaning supplies to bring flood relief to the victims.
"We've been putting things together, yesterday and today," said Director Scott Shipman, "and we're trying to put supplies together to take to a small community is without power and in need of supplies."
The group plans to take 10 volunteers over the labor day weekend to begin the aid process.
The Wabash Valley has a big heart.
To give you an idea of how big the campus effort isn't even the only one in this community that's going to help the victims of Hurricane Isaac.
Across town the 3 Nails Project is also loading a truck with donated supplies and preparing to head into the disaster zone.
"Very concerned about the people in the gulf and the safety of our team members that are going," said Assistant National Director Tracey Reel. "We are very ready to get on the road and get down there and start making a difference in that community."
A difference that comes from the faith of those in the Wabash Valley that their efforts can help rebuild the lives torn apart by Isaac.
Organizers say they plan multiple trips to the gulf coast.
To find out ways you can help or volunteer you can go to www.helpinghishands.com or threenailsproject.weebly.com.
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