Ministry group’s trailer catches fire while delivering supplies to children in Mexico
GREENWOOD, La. (KSLA) - A Christian ministry group from South Carolina, The Master’s Mission, was passing through on I-20 on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 23, when their trailer caught fire in Greenwood.
The group was on their way to Mexico, with shoe boxes full of toiletries and other supplies for children. The mission provides food, clothes and other items to several countries. This time of year, they provide joy boxes and bags to kids.
Rebecca Knight said God was on their side after the fire started,
“We pulled off and stopped at the Sinclair ravel center and got out, and we can smell the smoke and the fire and felt it. I called 911 while my husband was trying to get the door open,” she said.
Many volunteers, along with Caddo Fire District 3, are helping them salvage what they can. Almost half of their 3,000 boxes were damaged or destroyed by the fire.
“We’ve just been thrilled to be able to do something for them,” said Caddo Fire District 3 Chaplin Darrell Dean.
The fire district is are doing what they can to help them get stocked and back on the road.
“Through some social media contacts, we were able to put out the needs to the community as a whole and to hear people say ‘hey, I’m going to do this, I’m going to buy some boxes, I’m going to buy some supplies and drop some items,’ just makes me proud of our community,” Dean said.
Knight said the goal is to leave the morning of Thursday, Nov. 25. There is still no word on what caused the trailer to catch fire.
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