This is what I received from the WNCC E-news today:
WNCC Disaster Response Committee responded to needs on the Gulf Coast with more than $29,000 in grants during 2007. This represents 300 persons who would have been unable to provide assistance without conference help. Efforts continue to rebuild the Gulf coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They still need our help.
“We are desperate in need of sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves, socks and small one-man tents. Our homeless population is booming. The FEMA trailers are not the answer and most of our people cannot handle a $50 per month increase in rent. Nothing is being built to house the people and we are into the cold and wet weather that we have,” said Anne and Art Steinaway, Seashore United Methodist Assembly, Mississippi. Contact Anne Steinaway if you can help.