Faith-based organization Eight Days of Hope heads to the Bahamas

Eight Days of Hope volunteers are heading to the Bahamas for disaster relief.

Posted: Sep 8, 2019 11:24 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 9:36 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - One of the special things about the Eight Days of Hope organization is its volunteers' ability to rebuild homes, and most importantly hope.

On Tuesday, that's exactly what they plan to do in the Bahamas.

"We have something stronger than what wind and water can destroy. We have the hope of Jesus Christ," said administrative assistant Chandler Gurley.

That's only the beginning of what Eight Days of Hope is bringing.

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, leaving rubble where homes once stood.

"We use these kits to take down the sheetrock and the installation, the flooring, the walls, and to rip it to the studs so that we can rebuild it back," Gurley said.

Gurley said they have no choice but to respond to making this their first international disaster relief trip after all the destruction.

"We can't sit by and we can't watch these people suffer and continue without water and food and homes."

Eight Days of Hope volunteers are equipped with washer and dryer trailers to wash clothes for families and remind them that not all is lost.

They also bring shower trailers, kitchen trailers, and much more.

"When we see a disaster, when we see people in need, it's our natural response to respond," she said.

And through hard work and ministry, people in this faith-based organization are on a mission to restore hope.

According to Gurley, all of the equipment will be transported by boat.

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