Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Orleans

Met the other team members today. There are 5 men and 3 women. Our trip will take us from Pasco, WA to Salt Lake City to Atlanta to New Orleans. We will leave early in the morning on Monday, Jan. 23 and get there late in the afternoon. We will rent a car and stay at a hotel that night. On Tuesday, we travel to Gretna, where Samaritans Purse camp is located for the New Orleans relief effort. They will dispatch us to jobs in New Orleans each day. They will also feed and house us for the time we are there. Our job will involve ripping out wallboard, insulation, carpets. They tell us that even if we finish just one house, that is good. Imagine that one house multiplied by the thousands that need cleanup. Then there are the ones that will just be bulldozed. It is daunting. We need to get a tetnus shot, bring boots, sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, towels. They supply the Tyvek suits and respirators. We hope to bring some comfort and hope to the people we meet. Please keep our team in your prayers.


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