Aley United Methodist Church

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Trip
September 6 - 10, 2005

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As we arrived in Pascagoula you could see that stores were beginning to re-open and
remove storm protection. Looks like the plywood covers worked pretty well.

We unloaded our supplies and set up "camp" at Eastlawn UMC in one of their
second floor classrooms. The first floor had been flooded but was getting cleaned out
as time permitted. Their first priority was getting supplies available to residence via the

We were fortunate that the weather was cool at night. A few of our crew slept under the
stars the first night. The bugs weren't even out (washed away perhaps) ... and you know that's
not gonna last!

This truck is ruined from the flood water. We're just moving it out of the way. Of course, Dave
does need a lot of supervision, so we were making sure the jack went in right.

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A Pascagoula Folk Song - Mississippi Squirrel Revival - by Ray Stevens

Places to Donate Money and/or Time:

Aley United Methodist Church
UMCorps and UMC (United Methodist Church)
Salvation Army
Red Cross

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