HOUSTON (September 2, 2021) – On Wednesday, September 1st, KSBJ and NGEN Radio partnered with God’s Pit Crew for an on-air campaign aiming to provide hope and healing for Louisiana following the devastation of Hurricane Ida. $266 is all it takes to send a KSBJ Team Help Crew to serve families impacted in New Orleans.
KSBJ Team Help Crews are 4-person volunteer teams who work with God’s Pit Crew to provide boots on the ground in New Orleans helping to clean up debris, muck homes and churches, tarp roofs and help families begin to dry out their homes. Listeners were asked to donate to assist with the expenses of meals and materials like tarps, tools, and gasoline.
The kindness of KSBJ and NGEN listeners exceeded expectations by raising over $276,000 to provide 684 KSBJ Team Help Crews, each spending a week in Louisiana. Listeners also sponsored the distribution of 2,711 Blessing Buckets – a five-gallon bucket filled with essential items like food, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, a Bible, and a note of encouragement. These buckets become a small token of God’s love to a person in a time of crisis.
“Houstonians remember the generosity in donations and help we received from Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey,” shares Troy West, KSBJ Program Director. “The Cajun Navy was instrumental in bringing an armada of boats and saved countless lives. Houston responded yesterday in an amazing way.”
God’s Pit Crew’s President, Randy Johnson adds, “Hope is being delivered by the truckload because of KSBJ, NGEN, and their amazing listeners. Their generosity blows us away. It is because of them that God’s Pit crew is able to deliver hope, healing, and restoration to those affected by Hurricane Ida.”