Last year about this time two teachers and two parents from Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas drove truckloads of supplies and a mobile kitchen to the East Coast to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
This Saturday, they heeded the call to help once again. Three Good Shepherd teachers drove to Austin to help flood victims.
In the two days they were in the hard-hit neighborhoods surrounding Onion Creek, they served 2,400 meals to flood victims and volunteers from the mobile food kitchen.
Tad Long, a Good Shepherd teacher and trip organizer, says they decided to head to Austin after a parent whose child attends the school and owns a house near Onion Creek told them about the desperate need.
Long says since the successful relief trip helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, the school has decided to make relief efforts a priority.
He says they'd just held a fundraiser which netted $2,800. Days later, torrential rain hit Austin and they were able to use the funds to buy what they needed to offer free meals.