By Sybil

A team from a church in Illinois is heading to Florida again, to offer disaster recovery assistance in the St. Augustine area.

The volunteers are from Granville United Church of Christ, located in a small farm town in north central Illinois. A team of 12 ventures out in service every year, wherever the need is great, with the financial support of their congregation and community.

“When we started out, we did that first mission trip after Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Miss., and went to Back Bay Mission,” said the Rev. Ron McNeill, church pastor. “There were several churches which responded to that. We were the only church in our area that went off to some site and helped in a recovery effort.”

The crew found disaster response work pretty rewarding, and has continued the tradition of volunteering ever since.

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