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ETX church is getting involved in Joplin disaster relief

MT. PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas church gets East Texans involved in helping their Missouri neighbors.

Just back from taking trailer loads of supplies to Alabama tornado victims, the Circle C Cowboy Church of Mt. Pleasant is collecting for Joplin.

Having seen the devastation in Alabama and Missouri, church members wanted to call on the generosity of East Texans.

"I saw the satellite pictures when there were homes schools, and the next picture, there was nothing there... broke my heart, want to do something," says Penny Baker.

They've taken time off their jobs to get donations, they do it for a simple reason.

"It tells us in the bible  we're supposed to help our family, well they're our family even though we're not blood related. We're still family of god, we need to get off our derrieres and do something to help these people who need it so desperately," says Sue Miles.

And they bring with them a message, that the people in Joplin will not have to got through it alone.

"We want to go,  we want to let them know that we're behind them and we want to pray with them," says Baker.

Tomorrow,  Circle C Trailers will be at the Super One foods in Mt. Pleasant and the ABC Auto Parts in Pittsburg, taking collections all day.

They hope to deliver as many as four trailers to Joplin when they leave on Friday.

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