South Central Conference Disaster Ministry - New Orleans

July 29, 2008

 Progress — Homes and peoples lives are being rebuilt all along the gulf coast from Beaumont TX to Biloxi MS.  Faith based organizations are working in communities along the gulf coast to assist people in their recovery from hurricanes of 2004 and 2005.  Much has been accomplished in two and a half years and there is still much more work to be done.  The primaryneed all along the gulf coast is to simply get people back in their homes.  Too many still wait for assistance and live somewhere else.

Each day dawns and brings new hope for families and homeowners as progress is made in home repairs and rebuilds.  Talented volunteers have put in many hours of labor.  Volunteers continue to come and work with care and compassion.  If you are reading this and are a person with rebuilding skills, please consider coming to New Orleans.  Or if you know someone who has those skills, please encourage them to come.  It doesn't need to be a large group of people.  A few talented individuals are able to accomplish a great deal.

There is one simple important way everyone reading this may help, prayer.  It is unknown how many people and how many prayers have been said on behalf of the people of New Orleans.  It is not necessary to know the number.  What is important is the strength people feel who are here working whether they come for a week or are here as long term workers.  Those of us working in New Orleans are very grateful for your prayers.  Thank you very much and keep up the good work! 

Hope Shall Bloom! 

For more information and the online application to come to New Orleans and work with this ministry please log onto: ucc.org/volunteer/hurricane

 

 

 

 

 
Rebuilding homes,
 Rebuilding hope
 

 
847
Homes gutted


 26
Rebuild projects complete

 
312
#of volunteer groups

 
3,560
# of volunteers


 89,000
# of hours worked


 1,736,390.00
$ value of volunteer labor

 
$40,000
average cost to rebuild a home


 

        
135 Sauve Rd 
River Ridge, LA 70123

 

 Phone: 504-258-7306

Fax: 504-739-7876

E-mail:  ucchurricanerecovery@yahoo.com

 

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