Today’s Altoona, PA, Mirror newspaper carries a wrapup article of people and organizations in the Altoona region who have helped with hurricane relief efforts. One of the churches cited is the Martinsburg (PA) Grace Brethren Church (Jim Laird, pastor). Here is a short excerpt–to see the entire article click here.
Since last October, teams of volunteers from the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church have been going to Gulfport, Miss., to help. Less than two weeks ago, Kristin Russell, her husband, Rusty, and others from the church left for Gulfport as part of the church’s fourth volunteer team.
Kristin Russell said the church hopes to send a volunteer team down every month and her team planned to stay a week and try to do whatever work requests hurricane victims placed with the Crosspoint Church in Gulfport.
“We just were so really touched by the complete loss of everything,” she said before the team left. “We’re going out of love and compassion for our fellow man and here’s a chance to help people within our own borders who really need our help.”