Regarding Hurricane Katrina there are a few outreaches in the works that you should know about and that you may want to respond to:
Five teams of students volunteered this weekend in Long Beach , Miss. , and Slidell , La. They cleaned food warehouses, sorting food and clothing, clearing mud out of flooded homes, cleaning debris from yards, distributing Bibles, and baby-sitting. The Campus Ministry will be coordinating more service projects like this beginning next weekend, Sept. 16-18. You don't need to be a student to participate. For more information, please visit www.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/katrina .
Evacuee Relocation Church Partnership
Paul Eshleman is coordinating a partnership of several ministries seeking to relocate over 40,000 evacuees. This program is being coordinated with local churches across the country who will house people and help them get back on their feet. There's a huge need for churches of all sizes anywhere in the country, but especially from the Atlanta and Dallas areas as well as those from the state of Tennessee . Please consider asking your church to look into this opportunity. For more information call 877.964.4673 (HOPE) or visit www.foundationforhope.com and click the “sponsor now” tab at the top.
In addition to these, many other ministries including the Military Ministry, Priority Associates, Here's Life Inner City and GAiN are all onsite or headed there in the near future. Please continue to pray for those coordinating and participating in these service projects. You can visit www.ccci.org for all of these updates and more.