Civil Air Patrol Joins Church in Relief Effort
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Kingwood based Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets joined forces with the Convoy of Hope and the First Assembly of God Church of Humble to distribute food, ice, and water to local residents. The church served as a drive-through distribution point in a four-day effort that served an estimated 7000 residents. Most of the recipients were still without electrical power due to Hurricane Ike. Convoy of Hope, a ministry that specializes in disaster relief, united with the First Assembly of God Church to organize the distribution effort. An army of volunteer workers then gave out the supplies, which arrived in 18-wheeler semi-trucks. Many of the volunteers were from local churches and schools. The cadets from the Kingwood based Marauder Composite Squadron provided traffic control and kept the mile-long caravan of cars flowing briskly through the distribution line. The cadets are trained Emergency Services, one of the CAP’s primary missions, and often assist in disaster relief operations. The CAP is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force comprised of cadets ages 12 to 18. In addition to search and rescue training, many cadets learn to fly through CAP programs. Information about the Civil Air Patrol in the Kingwood, Humble, and Atascocita area is available at www.tx409.com. Photos: (Top) CAP Cadet Airman First Class Matt Horton observes as Cadet Technical Sergeant Alex Barrett directs the first of 1400 cars to receive supplies on Sunday. (Bottom) CAP Cadet Airman Carlos Espinola gives directions as First Sergeant Jacob Romero supervises the traffic control operation. Over 1400 drivers received relief supplies on Sunday.