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Missouri group to help clean up after Colorado wildfires

The group calls Perryville home base, but travels to help all over the U.S. The group calls Perryville home base, but travels to help all over the U.S.
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A disaster relief group located in Perryville will head to Colorado to help clean up from the wildfire destruction.

Trained volunteers are packing up to help clean up in Colorado.

"We have a generator, lights, fans, sub pumps, power washers, wheel barrows, and ladders, all kinds of tools," said Arlin Hadler. "Everything you need to clean up people's houses."

The group calls Perryville home base, but travels to help all over the U.S.

"We've went to hurricanes in Louisiana, floods in Morehouse and Iowa, tornadoes in Missouri at Joplin," said Sharon Hadler.

"It feels good doing something for somebody else," said Ken Huett. "When you've lost everything, there's nothing left but cleaning up the little pieces, we give them some hope."

The group just got a new trailer from donations made through the Perryville First Baptist Church.

"Once the word got out that we were building a trailer for disaster relief donations started pouring in," said Huett.

"We know that the people are in need of help and we go to help in any way we can," said Dan Dickerson.

"When you see all the people that are hurting, if there's anything you can do to help them, to help relieve their pain and what they've gone through, it means so much to us, and you just feel needed," said Sharon Hadler.

"There's no names, just a bunch of yellow shirts around somebody's yard or house helping them out," said Huett.

The volunteers said they're glad to go.

"It's the look on people's faces, when they're sitting in a chair in their yard, covered in tree limbs then they smile, seeing them smile a little bit when they leave, that makes it worth it," said Huett.

"It's fun to be around all the people that are helping," said Dickerson.

"It will change us sometimes more than the people we're going to help," said Huett.

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Missouri group will host a training in Perryville August 24-25, 2012 at the Perryville First Baptist Church.

To register and find more information, go to www.mobaptist.org/mbcdr or email disasterrelief@mobaptist.org.

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