One man travels the country helping those in need

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- We can all use a little help from time to time, but some people living in Coahoma County can really use it right now after the last round of severe storms swept through the area.

Hundreds of homes are now being gutted after several feet of water flooded neighborhoods.

Boats were even used to rescue people and salvage belongings.

FEMA arrived this week and people are starting to get some help for the long term recovery, but we met one man who's making a difference on a day to day basis.

"I started doing it after Katrina and I said it took the lord 50 years to show me what he wanted me to do."

Mike Baumgartner gave up his job and now spends the majority of his life on the road, traveling in an RV he converted into a food truck.

He lives in Florida but goes from floods, to tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters and makes meals.

"I really don't even go out and look at the damage. I just come in, get setup and get started and do what we're here to do. Help people."

Baumgartner travels alone.

"Just me. Sometimes my wife and stepdaughter are able to come when schools not in."

He rarely sees the communities he's helping, but Henry Mitchell is in the thick of it.

"We got deep freezer full of food that spoiled. Just went grocery shopping, lost it. It's done."

Mitchell has been spending time in the affected area lending a hand to his friend in the East Park neighborhood of Lyon.

"If you didn't have family and friends some people wouldn't have made it."

Helping is part of Baumgartner's motto.

He's sponsored by the Church of Christ but raises his own funds.

It's hard work but he can't imagine doing anything else.

"It's what I do."

In Coahoma County alone, he has been making about 400 meals a day.

Volunteers in the community he stays in help him out by passing out the food.

He said he'll be in Coahoma County as long as he's needed.