THE EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
is conducting a direct campaign to raise funds to assist those affected by the flooding; please join their efforts. A forthcoming financial distribution plan will allow monies to be distributed through local churches in need of aid. As conditions improve and there is need for volunteers, Deacon Lois Maberry (head of disaster relief for the diocese) will send out other communications. In the meantime, if churches would like to donate something tangible, please consider gift cards (Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Sams, Winn Dixie, Super 1)
. These are easily mailed to the churches in the area and can be given out as needed for various supplies. Donations by check can be made payable to Episcopal Relief & Development (Memo: Louisiana Flooding) and sent to P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116. [For more direct relief assistance, you may send donations to Ascension Episcopal (1030 Johnston St., Lafayette, 70501 OR St. Barnabas Episcopal, 400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, 70503-4316, (Memo: Louisiana Flooding).]
Please continue to pray as the spirits are being tested but the prayers are sustaining many.