Project417 is trying to reach New Orleans to continue the relief and construction efforts started after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The media and public opinion though seem to have forgotten the magnitude of the work still left from Katrina’s devastation.
August and September, 2008 serve to remind us that damaging hurricanes still threaten the region – the residents of New Orleans and indeed all of the Florida, Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi and Texas gulf coastal areas are in need of our help. While large scale relief efforts by organizations like the Salvation Army and the Red Cross are indispensable – it is the smaller grass roots volunteer organizations like Project417 that can have a lasting impact on the people directly affected by Katrina, Hanna, Ike and the rest of the storms. By promoting home re-building for families forgotten by state authorities and large organizations, real friendships are forged and emotional healing is begun. It is an opportunity to show our faith by actions, not just words.
Donations are beginning to come in to Project417 – help us get there to deliver encouragement and your messages of support.
Donate to Project417 now online.
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