Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

Articles

November 1, 2005

If the city of Seguin, Texas, hadn’t suffered several devastating floods in the 1990s, its citizens almost certainly would not have acted as they did when the exhausted, fleeing victims of Katrina and Rita arrived on their doorstep in September.

Because this city, 39 miles east of San...

October 31, 2005

The forging of partnerships with congregations and dioceses that suffered hurricane damage, a pledge of long-term commitment from Episcopal Relief and Development and the beginning of a new national plan for disaster preparedness have developed in recent weeks as bishops and then Executive...

October 31, 2005

Editor’s note: Bishop Charles Jenkins, displaced from his diocesan offices in New Orleans, his own home uninhabitable, spoke to Episcopal Life’s associate editor Nan Cobbey from the temporary, but perhaps long-term, loaned offices at St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge. To learn more...

October 5, 2005

Executive Council Resolution NA-037 The following is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Executive Council at its meeting on October 7-10, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at which a quorum was present and voting. Resolved, that the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church meeting in Las...

October 1, 2005

Many church and other organizations are seeking donations and assistance for hurricane victims. Here is a sampling of ways to help. You also can check with your local congregation or diocese.

Pray for those involved, including those displaced by the hurricane, those who lost loved ones,...

October 1, 2005

The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey is helping inland and deep-sea mariners affected by Hurricane Katrina today and through the months ahead as they rebuild their lives.

Chaplains in the Gulf Region and the Port of New York & New Jersey are on site to provide...

October 1, 2005

As more than 1,500 emergency hygiene kits piled up in the hallway of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, cooks in church kitchens throughout the Diocese of Texas gathered to prepare meals for Hurricane Katrina evacuees in shelters and motels along the highways from New Orleans to...

September 30, 2005

Reaching out to a community shattered by the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina, the Diocese of Louisiana relocated its offices to St. James Church in Baton Rouge, a major distribution center where staff and volunteers work around the clock to meet the needs of evacuees.

“St. James is...

September 30, 2005

A record-breaking gift of $500,000 from Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis to Episcopal Relief and Development will assist with relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

“It is the largest church gift ever received in our history,” said Robert Radtke, who took office as...

September 30, 2005

Amid the horrifying experiences and images left by Hurricane Katrina, preachers were faced with helping their parishioners find meaning in the storm and its aftermath while struggling with their own reactions. Echoing through their efforts were the messages that God did not cause the hurricane...

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