Wednesday, August 31, 2005

helping victims of hurricane katrina

hurricane katrina with winds of 175 mph on august 29th at 0045 photo courtesy of Univ of Wis.

it looks as if hurricane katrina will become the deadlest hurricane since hurricane camille in 1969, which killed 256 people, according to wikipedia. they also say that some experts predict that 1 million people could become homeless because of the storm. on top of that currently 5,000,000 are without power, which isn't expected to be fully restored for another two months.

my heart goes out to the many victims of this storm and the familes that are suffering. currently, i am encouraging those who are a part of our community at kairos los angeles, to bring some money to our weekly gathering this sunday, or to consider giving to their favorite relief organization. if you don't have a favorite, you can read about a number of good organizations, their mission, vision and values and find one that fits best with you.

here is the latest news article from the la times. "Misery and Water Keep Rising"

when the world gets dark, the people of God are called to be the light. after all jesus said, "you are the light of the world."


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