Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Shelter from the storm

Our church was designated a shelter for those who left New Orleans because of Hurricane Gustav. People left with their pets, and since many shelters do not accommodate animals, our church decided to set up an area for them. The grassy area just to the east of our building has been dubbed "Poop Park."

In his sermon this past Sunday, our pastor was talking about taking action and not being slothful. In the middle of his message, he got word that our shelter was to be activated. It was a perfect illustration when he called the shelter volunteers into action, and 20 or 30 people got up out of their seats to set things up for our guests from New Orleans.

1 comments:

jnap September 2, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

That is so great! I am glad your church agreed to take pets. As with Steff, my pets are my family. She talks about how much Bear loved you folks, and misses you.

I had the privilege to work with Katrina evacuees. Most we met in Lubbock were so gracious and thankful and within weeks, many had found jobs in Lubbock.

I signed up to help with Rita, but was not called. Last year, we set up a shelter for Dean evacuees, but the shelter was not activiated.

I am on the list for the American Red Cross and National Association of Social Workers. I have not yet been called, but indeed, what a witness this is...

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