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Kiwanis cooking crew travels nine hours to serve hurricane clean-up volunteers, residents

Steven Hadt | Oct 11, 2017

Kiwanis cooking crew travels nine hours to serve hurricane clean-up volunteers, residents
Kiwanis cooking crew travels nine hours to serve hurricane clean-up volunteers, residents  A team of four cooks from the Cortana Kiwanis Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, stirred the pots—expertly rotating the Jambalaya so nothing burned. The men traveled nine hours by car, towing a trailer to Port Aransas, Texas, to prepare hot meals for relief workers and residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

"We just want to help," said Daryle Gauthier, of the Cortana Kiwanis Club. "This may be the only hot food some of these people will get to eat for days." 

The Cortana Kiwanis Club members, working with the Kiwanis Club of Padre Island and local leaders, set up the camp at Roberts Point Park. They brought all the food, utensils, pots and pans—even the stove—from Louisiana. The Cortana Kiwanis Club is no stranger to serving large groups of people. They've responded to other disasters, like Hurricane Katrina and massive flooding in Baton Rouge. 

Kiwanis cooking crew travels nine hours to serve hurricane clean-up volunteers, residents  "We are grateful for the Kiwanis volunteers from Louisiana," said John Vaughn, president of the Kiwanis Club of Padre Island. "Kiwanis members from around the world responded to this disaster with money and supplies so that we could help the children affected by this hurricane." 

In addition to the food donation, Cortana Kiwanis Club members are bringing toiletries, storage tubs and school supplies to help families get through these tough times.

Kiwanis cooking crew travels nine hours to serve hurricane clean-up volunteers, residents

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