Last Saturday, on the Pennsylvania turnpike Eastbound, we stopped at a rest stop. We noticed many people in bright yellow t-shirts and jackets. I couldn’t really see what exactly it said on their jackets, but thought I caught the word “Disaster”. On the back the shirts and jackets all said “Missouri.”
When we got back on the highway, we found out who these people were. There was a whole caravan of trucks of various sizes and shaped, all marked “Disaster Relief- Missouri” and “Southern Baptist Convention.” One of the trucks was labeled, “Chainsaw Division” and another said “Shower Division.” There was a truck towing what claimed to be a generator, and another large truck that said, ‘Bringing Showers of Blessings.” Plus several more trucks that didn’t specify their exact purpose.
We guessed that these Missouri Baptists were headed to NJ/NYC with chainsaw skills, mobile shower units, at least one generator, and who knows what else (food and blankets?). It looked organized, efficient, and hopeful.
I just hope they know how to deal with nor’easters. But I suspect these people know how to deal with anything. Anybody that can operate a chainsaw has my respect.