Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Responding to Katrina

Please take a few moments to help with the Hurricane Katrina clean-up. You can click here to donate throught UMCOR, or call 1-800-554-8583, or you can bring a check to church this weekend and donate. You can write "UMCOR Advance #982523, Hurricanes 2005 Global" or even just "Hurricane Relief" on your check, and your church treasurer will get it to the right place.

Human life is so fragile. Katrina reminds us that all Mother Nature needs to do is shrug her metaphorical shoulders and we lose our tenuous hold. There will be dozens and dozens dead, hundreds injured, thousands homeless. They need food and water, clothing and shelter - back to the basics. Someone said on the radio that there have been entire towns completely washed away. I heard also that fist fights have broken out in shelters in New Orleans as people are pushed to the limits of their patience.

Please pray for the people who have been hit by this storm. Hope is as fragile as life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes your recent comments re being "stinking rich" even more troubling, doesn't it?