Bleakwood:   A Red Cross success
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
LaSan Gilder chats with other volunteers as she gathers supplies at the Believers New Life Ministries church in Bleakwood on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005. The church gets a truckload of donated supplies from the American Red Cross each day.
Volunteers LaSan Gilder (left) and her sister-in-law Michelle Gilder (right) collect packaged meals for recipients at the Believers New Life Ministries church. Thirty three people rode out the storm in the church.
Michelle Gilder (left) and Jamie Davis (right) prepare hot meals for recipients at the Believers New Life Ministries church. Volunteers cook food for area residents using Mama's Kountry Kitchen, a restaurant the ministry runs out of the former school's cafeteria
Jamie Davis (left) loads bottles of bleach into a truck for Curtis Shavers (right) of Jasper at the Believers New Life Ministries church in Bleakwood. The location provides all urgent needs to area residents as they get supplies.