Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

Articles

September 30, 2005

A few hours after dawn on the first Sunday after Hurricane Katrina swept its broad path of devastation across lower Mississippi, the rector of St. Mark’s, Gulfport, stood on the concrete slab where the church once proudly stood.

“What is important here is to have people know that the...

September 30, 2005

Q: "Thousands of valuable documents and personal records have been reported damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. Our church also was flooded, and important documents were damaged. What advice can you give church libraries and archives to restore material following a natural disaster...

September 30, 2005

It has been some days now since Hurricane Katrina barreled and bawled its way across the Gulf Coast, some days since a steady stream of human misery filled our TV screens. By now, no doubt, most of us have gone on to other things, the images not forgotten -- how could we forget them? -- but...

September 30, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold visited hurricane-impacted churches along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans September 19-20.

In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Griswold speaks about the faith and determination of Gulf Coast Episcopalians and notes the resiliency and "deep...

September 23, 2005

Bishop Charles Jenkins of Louisiana led a team, which included Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, into New Orleans September 20 to visit Episcopal churches previously inaccessible due to the city's flooding.

In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Jenkins speaks about his own...

September 22, 2005

Episcopal dioceses, congregations and institutions seeking to build companion relationships in hurricane relief are asked to work through a new churchwide system outlined September 22 during the fall meeting of the House of Bishops.

The four-phase response system --...

September 22, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold observed "profligate acts of generosity" and compassion by Episcopalians in the dioceses of Louisiana and Mississippi while visiting hurricane-impacted churches along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans and witnessing local relief operations September 19-20.

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September 20, 2005

Episcopal Relief and Development is furthering its efforts to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Texas ERD is partnering with the Diocese of Texas to support a multi-faceted response assisting people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. ERD’s funding will help the diocese take part...

September 16, 2005

It was back to basics as Episcopal schools in the South and across the country began taking in students evacuated from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

“I told the faculty that the number one goal is to make them feel safe,” said the Rev. Deacon Frances “Boo” Kay, head of the Bishop...

September 15, 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 evacuees in shelters and motels along the highways from New Orleans to Houston.

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