DALLAS (AP) - Thousands of Texas Baptists are responding to a
nationwide "Buckets of Hope" food drive for earthquake
victims in Haiti.
Participants are packing each 5-pound plastic bucket with enough
rice, beans, flour and other staples to feed a Haitian family for
about a week.
State organizers say more than 9,000 buckets, or roughly 270,000
pounds, of food have been collected. About one-third has come from
members of Prestonwood Baptist, a megachurch in the Dallas suburb
The food will go to five locations across Texas before the
Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board transports
it to Haiti.
The project deadline is Monday.
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