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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

These are places we love -- places we've passed through every year in the summer since the late eighties: New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile, etc. Pensacola Beach has been an annual vacation spot for us, at least until this year when it's still recovering from Hurricane Ivan. Who knows how much devastation will be revealed in these areas throughout this day? Dee, who comments regularly on this blog, is writing about the impact of the hurricane. Dee, please keep us informed "from the inside." If you know of legitimate relief efforts (in addition, of course, to the Red Cross), would you please post a website in the comments section?


  • WFR Relief Ministries can be contacted at http://www.wfrchurch.org/relief/index.html
    They are gathering supplies to take down to New Orleans.

    By Blogger Gilbert, at 8/30/2005 06:29:00 AM  

  • JD, (www.remains.blogspot.com) who regularly reads here and comments occasion preaches in Pascagoula. He evacuated, yet has received word that things are very bad where just a couple of blocks from his home. No one has actually seen his house yet. I do know of one deacon in his church whose adult child and grandson's home was destroyed.

    I know that Churches of Christ Disaster Relief out of Nashville is responding with help (http://www.disasterreliefeffort.org/).

    By Blogger dagwud, at 8/30/2005 06:46:00 AM  

  • Mike,
    www.sunhearld.com is probably the best Mississippi site for info. They have a blog that is feeding real time reports.

    Everyone please pray for Dee's husband Tom who runs a newspaper and stayed behind. I have not been able to contact Dee, power is still out in much of central and of course southern Mississippi.

    I will post back with some relief efforts from within the state. There is of now 11:30a.m. not any relief allowed in. They are in search and rescue mode trying to save those trapped in attics and such.

    By Blogger TCS, at 8/30/2005 09:27:00 AM  

  • As much as I frequent Wal-mart, this might be convenient for your blog readers: http://www.walmartfoundation.org/wmstore/goodworks/scripts/Community.jsp?oid=-10263&coid=-10681

    By Blogger Hoots Musings, at 8/30/2005 11:09:00 AM  

  • I've shed many tears watching the news reports and seeing the destruction. We lived in NO for 3 years when my husband was in grad school and worked with Carrollton Ave. Church there. (Carrollton's "slogan" in those year was "God can put your world together." It's needed so much now.) The town and those we knew and loved are still dear to us. My heart is so heavy for all those and for the thousands I don't know. They've lost so much. Jesus, please hold and comfort them and let them feel your strength when their world is falling apart.


    By Blogger Rhonda, at 8/30/2005 01:05:00 PM  

  • Donations for disaster relief can be made at this address:

    Katrina Relief
    6300 NE Loop 820
    North Richland Hills, TX 76180-7899

    Bread's web site can be accessed through Richland Hills web-site at www.rhchurch.org.

    Read your blog almost daily. Thanks for writing it.
    Love's prayers...Dottie

    By Blogger Missionary's Missionary, at 8/30/2005 01:23:00 PM  

  • Two Houston Relief Efforts:information from Yahoo Group Houston Church of Christ, churches in Houston area.

    Press Release for Impact Houston Church of Christ
    Re: Katrina Relief Work

    The Impact Houston Church of Christ is a focal point for gathering supplies for the Katrina Victims. We will be taking all donations to the Red Cross Shelters in Mont Belvieu and Baytown later this week and as needed next week. Supplies to be gathered: blankets, pillows, towels, small toys, card (phone, gas, Wal-Mart), food - snacks, mats for babies/small children to sleep on, toiletries. The office number at the church is 713-864-5667, website: www.impacthouston.org. Ask for Angela Munoz, Karla Garcia, Wes Fikes.

    Lakewood Church of Christ near Baytown, TX, minister, David Ellis, is also collecting toiletry items (281) 424-9513 to be delivered to shelters in area.

    By Blogger Cathy Messecar, at 8/31/2005 06:15:00 AM  

  • http://www.christianity.com/christianchronicle

    and follow the link to

    Hurricane Katrina: How to help

    By Blogger Fellow Traveler, at 9/01/2005 04:10:00 PM  

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