According to a report from Agape Press, the Reverend Billy Graham and his wife have loaned a spare home they own in Montreat, North Carolina, to a New Orleans family left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
The family of five expects to stay in the small house where the Grahams first lived when they were married for a few months while they try to get their lives back to normal. The Grahams often use the empty house to accommodate visiting missionaries or members of their large family.
Graham says he wept and prayed as he watched scenes of devastation on television. The evangelist said he felt that he had to help Jose Medrano and his family after they met Graham’s son Franklin at a shelter in Shreveport, Lousiana.
Billy Graham says that if every church in American adopted a family, “it would solve the problem of how to house and help so many evacuees.”