Arizona volunteers helping with Gustav relief

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PHOENIX -- An Arizona disaster-relief team is on its way to Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Gustav.

The team of 25 trained volunteers with the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention left from Queen Creek for El Paso early Monday morning.

They're taking a kitchen unit capable of producing up to 18,000 meals a day, two shower units, dozens of chain saws and other supplies.

The team likely will be moved from El Paso to wherever the need is greatest after damage from Gustav is assessed.

The Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is compiling a list for a second wave of volunteers that could be sent depending on the severity of the damage.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Gustav hit around 7:30 a.m. Monday about 72 miles southwest of New Orleans.

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