Cleanup continues in Livingston Parish after Isaac

SPRINGFIELD, LA (WAFB) - The clean up continues in Livingston Parish after Hurricane Isaac, but with new volunteers.

A crew from New Mexico arrived Tuesday night. They are working in Springfield, pulling out cabinets, walls and insulation from some trailer homes.

"We found some black mold in this house here. Which is really deadly," said Walter Williams, with the volunteer church group.  The trailer home is the first of many they plan to help with, until they leave Sunday.

Not only are they helping to get homes affected by the storm ready for rebuilding.  They are also helping to put lives back together.

"I thank God for the Baptist people that come here," said Terry Stockstill, Sr., getting choked up.  "It's a blessing....God's been blessing us like crazy."  Stockstill says the house the volunteers are working on is his sons.  Stockstill's house, which is just down the street, is the next on the list for the group of volunteers.

"This is really a work of love. If you didn't love people, you wouldn't do it," said New Mexico volunteer Walter Williams.

This is not the group's first time helping with disasters.  They say they've been all over helping with floods, fires and hurricane cleanup.

"Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Colorado..." one of the volunteers listed.

They say this is the only way to show their faith in action.

"Jesus came to help and serve, we need to help and serve," said another volunteer.  That's despite their ages, aches and pains.  This group is older, many have bad backs.  One woman just had a round of chemo treatment on Friday.  And on another disaster, they say there was even a man with one arm helping.

If you ask any of then why they continue to help.  They all answer the same, "We serve Christ by helping others."

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