Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina's Aftermath: Prayer and Support

Please continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. These people are going to need our prayers for many weeks to come as they try to put their lives back together. And if you are looking for a way to help out, Samaritan's Purse is accepting donations for its relief efforts.

Here's a report that was posted Monday on the Samaritan's Purse Web site: . . .

Samaritan's Purse is dispatching its Disaster Relief Units and mobilizing hundreds of volunteer workers to help repair as many homes as possible. Two tractor-trailers loaded with emergency supplies and equipment are ready to roll into devastated communities as soon as the storm passes and it is safe to work.

The self-supporting Disaster Relief Units specialize in serving the poor and elderly in locations that may be overlooked by the media or other relief agencies.

Samaritan's Purse will organize and equip teams of volunteers to work on hundreds of houses. Crews with chain saws and heavy equipment will remove fallen trees from houses and streets. Other teams will cover damaged roofs with weatherproof plastic. Generators can provide emergency electricity for the sick or elderly. Flooded houses can be pumped dry and cleaned of debris.

The Disaster Relief Units work in partnership with local churches to ensure that spiritual needs are met, too. Teams pray with residents and present them with a Bible when the work is completed.

To donate, click here.


At Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:47:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

And here are links to make donations to the hurricane relief efforts of the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. (If you experience problems with The Salvation Army link above, try this one.) The Salvation Army is also collecting donations at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations.


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