Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Katrina Relief Update - Local Volunteer Opportunity

The CUMC Distribution center has transitioned into it's own non-profit: H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Americans Needing Disaster Services).

While the church is not overseeing this non-profit, the founders of the Distribution Center from CUMC are on the board of directors and will be actively involved in directing and running it (Scott Thigpen, Jeff Redding, Betsy and Robin Cox.) The Winn Dixie has been secured for another month.

The needs, especially on the Coast, are still great, and Rita has done nothing but increase those needs and many have come into shelters again.

HANDS is looking for volunteers to work in the Distribution Office Monday -Friday 8a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8a.m. - 12 noon. The volunteer jobs available are answering phones, filing, coordinating drivers, coordinating orders, pulling orders, and manning the order/driver desk. Of course there are still some needs in the warehouse with sorting,...

Please call the Distribution office at 601-914-7139 if you can work a 2 or 3 hours shift this week or next or anytime this month.

Thanks to all of you who have been working tirelessly for the past several weeks!

To see pictures and find out more info go to “Katrina Relief”

Liz Griffin
Director of Women’s Ministry
First Presbyterian Church of Jackson

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