Katrina Relief Task Force
Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, destroyed or damaged numerous houses. For seven years, with the gift of labor from volunteers from around the country and donations from countless others, Central members were able to help qualifying people move from temporary housing into Safe, Sanitary, and Secure homes. United Methodist volunteers made a difference as they helped heal hearts and homes in Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina destroyed more than 65,000 homes just in the six southernmost counties of Mississippi. Through the Mississippi United Methodist Katrina Response, teams of volunteers helped families in need rebuild their homes and lives, one by one.
Central UMC sent as many as 25 volunteers for a week of reconstruction of homes and lives in VanCleave, MS, every year from 2006-2012. The Methodist mission at Camp Hope there was closed soon after Central's last trip.
Matthew 25:40 "The King will answer and say to them, ?Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine. Even the least of them, you did it to Me.' "
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