Brevard disaster relief an ecumenical effortMissions and Outreach
Editor's note: UMC responders included members from Sun City Center UMC, Trinity Sarasota and Harvest in Bradenton.
Larry Porter, down to his white beard and twinkling eyes, looks like a cross between Santa Claus and Paul Bunyan as he revs up his chainsaw.
That chainsaw technically runs on gas, but it appears to be powered by faith.
And it's getting a workout as Porter and hundreds of volunteers, members of faith-based groups from across Brevard and beyond, assist with post-Hurricane Matthew cleanup.
Ever since Matthew hit, disaster-trained volunteers from the United Methodist Disaster Response Team, Baptist Disaster Relief and Latter-day Saints wards have fanned out to offer free assistance to Space Coast residents with storm-related needs.
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