Disaster Relief volunteers still needed on Gulf Coast
By Brian Koonce
November 29, 2005
ALGIERS , La. – Volunteers are still needed to man disaster relief teams in Louisiana and Mississippi. Though Hurricane Katrina hit nearly three months ago, the need for Missouri Baptist workers is still strong, according to Missouri Baptist Convention Disaster Relief leaders.
The state feeding unit, now serving in Algiers, La., needs hands to man it’s 10,000-meal-a-day kitchen, whether a person is trained or not. The most immediate need is to fill slots on a team leaving Dec. 3 and returning Dec. 11. For more information or to volunteer, call John Rhodes, southeastern regional disaster relief coordinator at (573) 833-6894.
The Jefferson Baptist Association (JBA) shower unit, also in Algiers, needs volunteers Dec. 12-21, Dec. 20-29 and Dec. 28-Jan 6. Training for chainsaw and shower teams will be provided at the JBA office in Mapaville, Dec. 2 and 3. For more information call JBA at 636-937-8608.
If a church group would like to assist in clean up efforts, contact Gary Morrow, the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) disaster relief coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.