My church has adopted an Episcopal church in Mississippi. We are among 7 churches who will be "officially" helping Trinity Church, Pass Christian (I'm sure there are many others!). I would link to their website, but it's gone right now. Here is a link to another great site with info on the history of the church and some photos.
The church building, also, is gone right now. They have some frame left of the sanctuary, but I understand that the Parish Hall and Christian Ed building are completely gone. This is a church that has been ministering in Pass Christian for 156 years, and was completely destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969. They rebuilt it in 1971. Wasn't it beautiful:
and it will be again! Note that I do not say that the church is gone, because it's surely there, my friends.
We are collecting specific items: underwear, cleaning supplies, canned food, etc. ...and a group from the church will road trip over there to take it. I want to go with! Ken and I hope to be able to drive the motor home -- we can take some other people that way, too. Hopefully we'll also be able to do some work with the folks there, as well.
AND, AND, maybe I could even see St. Casserole if she's home? I don't think she's too far from there...... :)