Not everyone has the time or money to come down to the Gulf Coast and put up drywall, lay flooring or run electrical wire. But everyone really can contribute to the rebuilding effort. Recently, several people have asked me how they can help:
1. Pray! These people need all the prayers you can offer: for homeowners, pastors, the homeless, construction workers, volunteers, emergency responders, government leaders...
2. Send some love. Right now we could really use the following:
For homeowners: Lowes gift cards (for construction materials), Sears gift cards (for appliances and household necessities).
For our homeless ministry: shampoo (even those little bottles you take from hotels), laundry detergent, gas cards.
For Easter: Any baskets or fun stuff to give to the kids at Andy's Club, local children and special needs homeonwers.
For our pastors: Notes of encouragement and hope.
For our congregations: Many of the Gulf Coast Presbyterian Churches sponsor dinner and fellowship with members, volunteers and homeowners, on weekday nights. I am sure they'd love some Winn Dixie or Sam's Club gift cards to defer the cost of the meals.
Any of the above can be sent to me at:
Presbytery of Mississippi Disaster Recovery
1304 E. Pass Road
Gulfport, MS 39507