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Hurricane Katrina: United Methodist Churches Respond

(from UMCOR Hotline, September 13, 2005)

Churches throughout the US are responding to help the nearly one million people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. "It's going to take everybody in this country doing something," said Tom Hazelwood, UMCOR domestic disaster response executive, to the Disaster News Network. "This whole country is affected by what's happened. I don't know of a single church that's not doing something. They're all involved."

United Methodists are stepping up to the challenge and ministering to many people who are in crisis. Approximately 56 United Methodist churches in Mississippi and Louisiana alone are acting as shelters for displaced people and relief workers. Dozens more churches are supporting local shelters by providing food, transportation, internet and phone usage, as well as meeting other needs.

Find out more about how you can help relieve suffering in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath by visiting UMCOR's homepage at http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor.