I just received this from the General Council of the A/G:
From: Office of the General Secretary [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 1:45 PM
Subject: A/G Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Update
Convoy of HopeAs of today COH has distributed 75 truckloads of ice, water, food and other relief supplies with another 16 truckloads scheduled to arrive in the next couple of days. To date over 3.5 million pounds of life-sustaining relief materials have been distributed in the following communities:Louisiana: Gretna (West bank of New Orleans)
Mississippi: Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Caesar, Gulfport, Henryville, McComb, and Picayune
Convoy of Hope has ongoing distribution sites set up at the following locations:Biloxi, MS-917 Division
Picayune, MS-795 Memorial Blvd.
Slidell, LA-Harvest Church, 3184 Pontchartrain Dr.
Additional distribution points are being planned.
Suspension of Mail Deliveries to storm-stricken areasThe U.S.Postal Service is not accepting any Standard Mail or Periodicals Mail — from any source — addressed for delivery within the following three-digit ZIP Code ranges:
This emergency action has been taken as a result of severe facility damage, evacuations and other issues resulting from Hurricane Katrina.
HOW TO HELPCash: Cash donations help the most people the fastest. You may give online at
Disaster Relief: Our first effort is to minister and help those people impacted by Katrina. After that, we will work with the Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi Districts to rebuild churches and restore our houses of worship. You may contribute to this rebuilding of churches at
http://ag.org/. Again, 100% of all gifts will go directly to the Disaster Relief fund.
Tangible items: The mission right now is to respond with immediate life necessities of water, ice, food, diapers, and baby formula. COH is receiving these items through corporate donors and at this time cannot handle individual donations of items. However, large pallets that have been shrink wrapped with any of the above items will be received by COH which is located at:Convoy of Hope
330 S. Patterson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Housing Requests: Those wanting to open their homes to displaced persons may get information from the following websites:Katrina Volunteer & Housing Opportunities
Open Your Home: Helping those who are homeless after Katrina
Hurricane Housing Search: Offer hurricane housing to Katrina survivors or search for Katrina housing.
The Louisiana District office today sent out a message that they are no longer taking calls for available housing. They have many sources of available housing listed but the demand is not that great.
Individual Volunteers: The community infrastructures in the devastated areas cannot coordinate and support individual volunteers at this time.
Group Volunteers: While there will be a need for many church groups to participate in reconstruction in the future, again the community infrastructures right now cannot handle this. We will keep you updated on this need at the appropriate time.
Medical Teams: HealthCare Ministries at headquarters will be coordinating medical teams to go to these areas. You may get information on the web at http://www.healthcareministries.org/ on how to join a team or assist in this need.
Prayer: Pray for the people in these areas who have lost everything. Pray for pastors and churches in the areas as they minister Christ’s love to the hurting.
Compiled by the
Office of Public Relations
General Council of the Assemblies of God
Watch for regular updates on the Hurricane Relief ministries.
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