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Volunteers come back with helping hands

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The thousands of volunteers that converged on South Mississippi to help storm victims after Hurricane Katrina are showing up again to help residents recover from Isaac.

Curt Hencye is no stranger to helping people get back on their feet following a disaster.

"I'm affectionately called the Disaster Pastor," Hencye said. "My wife and I are disaster relief missionaries and we travel around the world after natural disasters. We set up housing, the food and the work and then bring in the volunteers to do the work."

His relief ministry, based in Sarasota, Florida, is affiliated with Calvary Chapel in Bay St. Louis and others around the world.

"We are Jesus' hands and feet to a hurting world and this is just one more way for us to be him to people around us," said Hencye.

"It's sad to see when we kind of scope it out and look at it from a humanistic stand point as far as the disaster devastation that it kind of leaves behind," said Al Borunda.

Borunda is from Calvary Chapel in LaHabra California. It's his third volunteer trip to South Mississippi. He also helped out after Katrina.

"We know that things happen in California. We tend to have earthquakes. We recognized there is a need when someone looses something as precious as a house," Borunda said.

Ollie Peters is grateful for the help after her Waveland home was flooded.

"They have done a tremendous job. It's not like they are charging anything to do it and you just appreciate people and know that there are still good people in the world that don't mind reaching out to you," said Peters.

Since Isaac, the group has gutted 25 flooded homes in Hancock County.

The Hencyes started the disaster ministry in 2004. Since that time, the non-profit organization has helped more than a thousand hurricane and tornado victims around the country get back into their homes.

To make a donation to the Relief Ministry, visit http://reliefministriesccsarasota.com/

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