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Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in Louisiana August 29, 2005.  This single storm devastated cities and towns across the Gulf States.

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GRACE Empowers African American Community

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United Methodist Committee on Relief
1/7/09: This community services program has operated many powerful ministries since Hurricane Katrina roared across the Gulf Coast in August 2005.
UMCOR Bright Spots August 21, 2008

*Burke Longest-Serving Staff Member in Louisiana Disaster Recovery Ministry
*Easterly Brings Spiritual and Emotional Care to Survivors and Staff
*This Week's Quote
*Recovery Stats
*Celebrate the Return Home…(slide show)

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Hurricanes 2005: UMCOR Helps 120,000 in Continuing Effort
August 18, 2008
In the three years since the devastating hurricane season of 2005, nearly 120,000 families and individuals have received United Methodist assistance for long-term recovery on the US Gulf Coast. Read more...
Katrina Aid Today Transfers Activity To Local Organizations
April 4, 2008
The national case management consortium, Katrina Aid Today, led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), completed its grant-funded activity on March 31. Read more...
Katrina Response Archives

Global Ministries' Hurricane Katrina Recovery news and resources.

“It’s More Than Rebuilding Homes”

October 23, 2007
Northshore Disaster Recovery Inc. (NDRI) Director Dale Kimball believes that long term recovery is more than rebuilding homes. “We want to rebuild the whole community,” he said. Read more...

Long-Term Recovery Leadership Provided By UMCOR-Funded Station

September 28, 2007
After emergency response to a natural disaster, a community organizes to tackle the long-term rebuilding process. Read more...

Hurricanes 2005: 60,000 Helped at Two-Year Mark

August 22, 2007
"Serving Survivors," a report by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), summarizes United Methodist response, up to June 30, 2007, to the unprecedented wind and water damage from several large hurricanes in 2005--Dennis, Katrrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma. Read more...

FEMA Extends Funding for Katrina Aid Today
August 22, 2007
A grant supporting case management for Hurricane Katrina survivors will continue into 2008. Katrina Aid Today, the national case management consortium led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief announced the extension. Read more...
August 29 Will be Day of Prayer, Reflection, in Mississippi
August 20, 2007
The first of three prayer services will beat 10 a.m. at Camp Gulfside on the grounds of Gulfside Assembly,Waveland; the second will be at noon at Seashore Assembly in Biloxi; and the third will be at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Ocean Springs. Read more ...
Symbols of Hope and Recovery

August 10, 2007
Two large trees of hope constantly encourage the volunteer staff in the Rita Recovery office in the Wesley United Methodist Church, in Beaumont, Texas. Two wall displays illustrate the long-term recovery work that continues after one of the costliest storms in US history—Hurricane Rita, which struck the Texas—Louisiana border in the fall of 2005.Read more ...

UMCOR-Katrina Aid Today Outreach to Katrina Survivors on Track

May 4, 2007
Katrina Aid Today had served some 120,541 Katrina survivors as of the end of March, representing 46,903 households. The partnership of nine disaster response agencies issued its latest quarterly report on April 30. Read more ...


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