BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many people from one faith-based group turned out to help flood victims after top Louisiana leaders put out a call for volunteers.
A massive group of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been working throughout the metro area for the past few weeks. This group was working in the Gonzales and Zachary areas.
The volunteers came from all over Louisiana, traveling up to 500 miles to help and have camped out in tents while working on damaged homes.
"We don't have a set format. We just try and help where we can help and do what they need for us to do. The homeowners have asked for help, and so we sent a crew out to help them. The homeowners there actually tells them exactly what they need the help with," said Richard Fitt, emergency response coordinator.
Volunteers worked at nearly 500 homes over the weekend. They say they will remain in the area through at least Labor Day.