Tenn. Ministry Sends $1.5 Million in Food Aid to Sandy Survivors

Nov 16, 2012

Officers with the New York Police Department help unload a shipment of emergency food supplies sent to the East Coast by the Nashville based ministry Church of Christ Disaster Relief
Credit photo courtesy CCDR

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennesseans continue to do what they can to lend a hand to Superstorm Sandy survivors.

Jim Coles, a spokesman for Church of Christ Disaster Relief based in Nashville, tells WMOT News they’ve now sent 14 tractor trailer loads of food to the East Coast.

“We got two trucks to go out today. That will be truck numbers 15 and 16. (It will) be a total probably of about $1.5 million so far that we’ve sent out and we’ll probably be ready Monday morning with a couple more trucks to go out.”

Coles says the ministry is grateful for the steady stream of volunteers who’ve turned out to fill the emergency food boxes they’re shipping east. Each box contains enough food to last a family of four for one week.