Monday, February 13, 2006

Gulf Coast Remains Desperate

The media isn't spending much time in Mississippi these days. I guess the story of Hurricane Katrina has lost its commercial appeal. For the thousands of misplaced residents, and those involved in the cleanup efforts, the story is about as fresh and real as it gets.

One of my best friends just returned from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She was stunned at the amount of work left to do - about 40% of the homes in Ocean Springs were flooded. She spent four days there removing debris, pulling out sheetrock, and handing out water. There were several hundred volunteers there from all over the country. Each one contributing their time to make a difference.

The coordination of the volunteers is being managed by the Christus Victor Lutheran Church. It's a massive undertaking. There is still so much work that needs to be done. Volunteers are desperately needed. If you would like to volunteer a few days to help out, contact

"If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” – Isaiah 58:10

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