[Biblemat] to any going to southern MS, LA
thornhill at tycom.net
Sat Sep 3 21:23:44 CDT 2005
This message was forwarded to me from a member of BOL, Thought it might be helpful to relief efforts.
I have been asked to write that while we know of none of our members who have uninsured damage, we have realized that we have a number of members who will be unable to earn an income because their place of business was in New Orleans or the lakefront of Mandeville. Since this situation has never occurred in American history before, no one knows which businesses will rebuild and how long it will take. New
jobs will have many, many needing them. This could be an excellent use of funds collected after immediate needs of food, clothing, and housing are met.
Ken Wilt, an elder at Northshore, was able to get to our building which is only a year old. We only had some siding down and a fence down. That is truly nothing! Praise the Lord for his abundant kindness!!
Ken also was able to make it to our house and reported that we had no damage. Chet and I and the kids were quite excited to receive that news. That's not where our heart is but it was very good news. For those who may be coming through Mississippi or Louisiana to return home or to help others - the gasoline situation is very, very bad. You've probably heard that the lines are very long. Chet's guys are driving up everyday from Jackson to Ruston (2 hours) to get 250 gallons to take back to the TV station. There is none any closer w/o waiting hours in line. Yesterday, they reported that it's getting ugly out there as people get more desperate for gas. I
don't know if this is advisable, but we put gas in 7-gallon water jugs to take back home with us in case we need it. No gas cans are available since the town is full of evacuees. Our town is supposed to have electricity in three weeks.
Please, please keep up the prayers, particularly for the ravaged areas.
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