Jacksonville organization heads to Oklahoma

Leader of Generation Next teaches teens to help those who need it most

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Another Jacksonville organization will be traveling to Oklahoma on Monday to assist in the disaster relief efforts.

Jason Masters, the leader of Generation Next, teaches Jacksonville teens to help those who need it most. And with this effort, he is determined to show them how to practice what you preach.

"I browsed around on the Internet on Monday and I seen the horrific videos of what was happening," said Masters.

This isn't the first time Masters has helped with disaster relief.

"I worked in Alabama for disaster relief when tornados hit there in May of 2011," said Masters.

As the Director of Ministry at Generation Next in Jacksonville, Masters rallied together a team of local volunteers and partnered with The Journey Church in Nassau County to collect supplies and donations from anyone willing to help.

"Any opportunity that arises for us to be the church, to be the hands of Christ, this is it, and were gonna take that opportunity every time," Masters said.

Bill Comai is partnering with Masters on this mission to provide relief to tornado survivors and the supplies are quickly piling up from community donation.

"Cases of bottled water, donated from random people. Churches, schools, we have schools in the area donate. We've got grills and charcoal, 'cause we're going to set up a food distribution tent and provide meals for victims and relief workers," said Masters. "We've had gift cards from Home Depot, Lowes and Wal-Mart that we can pass out to victims."

Masters is connected with a team that is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma.

"They have set up an infrastructure and really we're jumping in and helping them wherever they tell us they need help," Masters said.

All day Sunday, Jason and his team will be loading up the supplies in a 26-foot box truck, which was also donated.

"I think one of the beauties that comes out of these tragedies is that you see the best in people," said Masters. "You see people come together to pull together and help."