I received the following email late Friday evening:
From: Office of the General Secretary [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 3:45 PM
Subject: A/G Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Update: 9/9/2005
VIDEO CLIP FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
General Superintendent Trask has made a video clip regarding his trip to the devastated Gulf Coast yesterday. You can view this at http://ag.org. The brief clip is available for you to download to show to your congregation or Sunday school class this Sunday.
REPORT ON US MISSIONARIES IN AREA
Several USM missionaries and ministries were affected by Katrina. Go to USMissions.ag.org/ to get up-to-date information on these.
HOW TO HELP
Cash: Cash donations are the best way to get people help the fastest.
You may give online at ag.org/. Credit cards are accepted and 100% of all donations go directly to the Katrina relief projects.
Medical Teams: HealthCare Ministries at headquarters is coordinating medical teams to go to these areas. You will find information on joining one of these teams at healthcareministries.org
Group Volunteers: There will soon be a need for church groups to participate in reconstruction projects. Right now there is no infrastructure to support this. However, we will keep you updated on this need at the appropriate time.
Convoy of Hope: Convoy of Hope continues to increase the number of distribution points in the disaster area. As of yesterday, Convoy of Hope has distributed 126 truckloads of ice, water, food and other relief supplies with another 30 truckloads scheduled to arrive in the next couple of days.
Prayer: Pray for the people in these areas. Pray for volunteers, pastors, and churches that are on the ground ministering God’s love to those who have lost everything.
Compiled by the
Office of Public Relations
General Council of the Assemblies of God